Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kovy Once Again the Difference Between Winning and Losing

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.

1 comment:

Razor Catch Prey said...

I haven't seen the Czar score one like that in quite a while. He moved to the middle of the faceoff circles and just fired an effortless little wrister through the legs of a defenseman. It had a long way to go before it reached the goal but was hard enough that the netminder didn't have time to react. Looked a lot like one of Ovy's goals the other night in game 2.