Caps’ Russian Superstars Dominate in Worlds

Photo: RHF

Two Capitals players killed it today in the IIHF Worlds for team Russia as the Red Machine shutout the Czech Republic 3-0 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. 

Russia’s goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 27 shots he faced for Team Russia. Russia advances to play Canada in the semi-finals. Here are some highlights from the game.

Dmitry Orlov and Nikita Kucherov jump started Russia to a 2-0 lead. Kucherov’s goal was assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov.

From ice-level:

Kuznetsov also assisted on Panarin’s goal later in the game. Team Russia won 3-0. Game stats can be found here.

Orlov’s postgame interview:

Scenes from the ice




For more photos of the game, click here

By: Michael Marzzacco


About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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