That GWG was unassisted btw. Nice little wrap around the net and let a quick wrister go that floated over the goaltenders blocker side. The tank had 4 shots on goal total and a whopping 17:37 minutes TOI. He's now top 20 in goals scored in the KHL with only 4 games played. To put it into perspective, that's about a 1/3 of most of the players in front of him.
The truth is that he showed the same perfomance in playoff last season, despite of he had one of the lowest ice time in a team. A dumb coach!
It was a big issue in a media why the scoring leader in playoff (he was until the SKA was ousted) had such a small ice time.
Tarasenko picks up an assist on Kovalchuk's second goal of the day. Shot from the circles, looked like it may have gone in anyway, Kovy puts it in anyway. Kovalchuk and Tarasenko look very deadly together. Creative and dynamic in the offensive zone. They've created alot of scoring chances thus far. Now on the PP.
Alright wow! 3 assists! Sets up Kovy again. Amazing worth ethic on this kid. Carries it in and tries to get around the defender, gets caught in the corner but digs it out wraps behind the net and find Kovalchuk in the slot. Tarasenko is looking like a world class playmaker today! I certainly doesn't help to have one of the best finishers in the game to play with but his playmaking ability is fantastic..