gotta admit I´ve seen only hilites, but that Kukumbergs pass didnt look anywhere near as bad as Štajnoch´s puck control.
What made the pass look so bad for those watching it in the arena was probably that they saw Kvapil (Dynamo player no. 91) heading across the ice to the space where the pass was directed. So it almost looked like an ideal offensive pass for Kvapil. TV pictures distort this, Kvapil's movement across the ice can't be seen and he only appears in the picture a brief moment before he shoots the puck at the goal.
I disagree... The pass should never have been made in that direction at all. I watched the situation live in the arena and all spectators around us were like, "OMG, what was that pass about?!" It seemed a lot more obvious from watching it live than on TV how inappropriate that pass was.
Also, Ovi's goal was a lot less impressive live than on TV. The main TV viewing angle makes it seem as if Ovi's shot had to overcome some obstacles while travelling to the net when in fact it didn't. Ovi had an empty net in front of him. It was just bad short-handed play by Slovan, when all of Slovan's players focused on Anisimov on the right side, and failed to react when Anisimov quickly passed the puck to Ovi, left completely alone on the other side.
TV images can be pretty distorting.
Anisin in this case. Anisimov is playing for Loko. But yes, TV vs live can be quite different sometimes.
Anisin in this case. Anisimov is playing for Loko.
Sorry about that. We were actually looking up his profile in Wikipedia during a break. It told us about all his famous relatives including his sister, the Olympic figure skating champion; I did think I heard that name before somewhere! He's probably the smallest (1.64 m / 5 ft 4.5 in!) player I've ever seen play hockey, but he played an excellent game and was every bit as noticeable as Ovi. That power-play goal was more Anisin's than Ovi's. The two harmonize very well on a line due to being completely opposite types of players, and it's difficult for opposing players to pay full attention to them both. On a narrow Canadian ice-rink, Anisin would probably get destroyed due to his small stature, but on a wider rink he can shine and be Maradona-like.