I see there's not much interest in this series, this time around.
Can't say I watched the first period, but I just flicked it on and at the start of the 2nd period the score is currently 1-1. Russia's goal was scored by Radulov and assisted by Yunkov and Voloshenko (sp?).
I'm pretty sure the goal scoring goes as follows: (through two periods)
Quebec: Boisclair, Bourret and Picard
Russia: Radulov and Yunkov
From what I saw in the second period, Russia is definitely not being dominated. Even though Yunkov's goal wasn't impressive (as Tremblay was caught fishing), he really stood out in the 2nd period and that whole line is dangerous everytime they're out.
They've allegedly been a dynamic line for a couple of years now, really productive in international play. It seemed a natural assumption that they would be reunited. Looks like they have picked up right where they left off.
what's with numerous penalties at the end of the game going one way ?
i mean both teams were equally physical, but oh well, what a game!
much better and improved russian team from last year's horribly-performing squad.
Looking forward to OHL vs Russian Selects game !!!!
Originally Posted by markov`
Voloshenko is a pure goalscorer. One guy who really impressed me is Steve Bernier, this guy will be a powerforward in the NHL.
I wasn't impressed of Tremblay he was caught fishing on the 2 goal and the 3 goals during the shutout were all between the legs.But i was impress of Radulov and S.Bernier he is working hard and has great skills
can anyone tell me about plehanov's play. he was an out of the nowhere pick by the jackets last year and hes a +2 so far
He looked like he knew what he was doing, he played a smart game. Nothing flashy or anything, but Plekhanov did seem smooth with the puck too..... I noticed his first passes out of the zone were clicking. Not the biggest of guys though, especially for a defenceman.
Russian D-man Mikhailshin(sp?) looked huge out there, kind of awkward on his skates, but how tall is he?