Today in Berne:
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the game-winner with 12 minutes, 38 seconds left as Russia overcame a determined Belarus squad, 4-3, in the first-ever quarterfinal meeting between the two neighboring nations.
He also registered an assist, and apparently very nearly scored another goal. 1st star of the game, 1st star of the universe.
Note: We'd better pray that Russia wins the gold again this year. We need the Czar to be in a good mood when contract negotiations begin.