Team Czech Republic and Team Russia played the second of their two-game mini-set this afternoon at the arena in Prague. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie for the first two periods of play, with Team Czech Republic holding the edge in offensive shot production. But then Kuzy amazed.
After two periods of play, things were looking quite sluggish for Team Russia, including their power play.
And yet another sluggish start for the Capitals troika.
But finally, things broke loose for Team Russia when the Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov made a stunning saucer pass to line mate Nikita Kucherov. This is an unbelievable “between the defenders legs, saucer-bounce pass” by Kuzy, but then again, “Kuzy make nice sauce”.
The game commentators continued, praising Kuznetsov, saying he was “by far the best Russian player” for the game. By far!
That would be all of the scoring for Team Russia. The Czech’s would win it in a shootout, 2-1.
By Jon Sorensen