Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has been a bit irritated by the “young guns” this evening, just went coast-to-coast for a beauty of a goal, to stretch Team Russia’s lead to 3-1 in the middle of the second period.
Kuznetsov had been chirping with several Team North America players for almost the entire game, at one point losing his temper and receiving a cross-checking penalty. Kuznetsov has made two visits to the penalty box in this game (so far).
But midway through the second period, Team Russia gained control of the game, scoring four unanswered goals. The first two goals came at the end of somewhat fluky plays, but then Kuznetsov would add a “no-doubter”, going coast-to-coast, for the third Team Russia goal.
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And the celly!
And the trash talk:
The second period would come to an end with Team Russia leading Team North America 4-2. After the game, Kuznetsov was asked about his goal celebration.
By Jon Sorensen