Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov Arrive at Worlds

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Photo: SovSport.ru

The boys have made their way across the Atlantic for the 2016 IIHF World Championship. The 2016 IIHF World Championship is the 80th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), being held in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 6 May to 22 May 2016. 

A short video of the boys arriving. The translation of Ovi’s interview: “We came to do everything to win!” can be found below.

All of the photos from the boys arrival can be found here:

The boys hit the ice today as well, making it a pretty busy 24 hours for the Russian Troika:

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Article Translation:

It is interesting that the players “Washington” immediately from the aircraft went to the metro station “Avtozavodskaya”, the monument to the militia Proletarian district of Moscow. The memorial was erected in May 1980. It is here laid flowers hockey team Russia four days ago – 9 May, Victory Day.

– Better late paying homage to veterans than ever. Correctly? – Forward “Washington” Evgeny Kuznetsov said.

– It is very important for us, – said Alexander Ovechkin.

– How are you feeling?
– In principle, everything is fine. Yes, there is a great disappointment that “Washington” has lost a series of “Pittsburgh” in the Stanley Cup. But of this we will think later. And now all thoughts are on the World Cup. We will try to do everything possible to win. To our team looked decent.

– Who will train? Or just say hello to the guys?
– Well, what do you now go out on the ice. Will try this, we go.

– Are you ready to play tomorrow against Switzerland?
– This is a question for the coach – Ovechkin smiled.

– Were you able to talk with Oleg V.?
– So, just a few words – after a series of “Pittsburgh”. But now we have a lot of time to chat.

– Did you watch the match Russia – Denmark (10: 1)?
– Yes, we have seen the whole game – Kuznetsov said. – Very nice impression left.

– How have you spent the last day?
– Yesterday a meeting was held, medical examination, team dinner. And we flew to Russia – said Ovechkin.

– Were you able to relax on the plane?
– Of course! It was a beautiful flight! – Laughed players “Washington.” And immediately went to the “Ice Palace”, which took place within an hour training team of Russia.

On the boat to the ball. There is a saying.

And as promised Oleg Znarok guys from “Washington” will play tomorrow against Switzerland.

(Google Translate)

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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