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Russian Dream Team gear up for Euro Hockey Tour (PHOTOS)

Published time: December 12, 2012 18:39
Edited time: December 12, 2012 22:39
Russian internationals Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Nikulin (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)

Russian internationals Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Nikulin (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and their teammates have held a training session ahead of the Russian stage of the Euro Hockey Tour.

­The Russians were practicing on the ice of the Megasport Arena in Moscow, which will host the Channel One Cup from December 13 – 16.

Coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov received the chance test all the country’s biggest stars in action, due to the lockout in the NHL, which doesn’t have an end in sight.

Meanwhile, the tickets for the three Dream Team’s games at the tournament sold out a couple of weeks ago.

Russia′s coach, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, surrounded by his players. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Russia's coach, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, surrounded by his players. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Russia′s national hockey squad train at the Megasport Arena. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Russia's national hockey squad train at the Megasport Arena. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Russia′s Evgeny Biryukov, Fedor Tyutin and Aleksandr Perezhogin (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Russia's Evgeny Biryukov, Fedor Tyutin and Aleksandr Perezhogin (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Evgeny Malkin training with Russia (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Evgeny Malkin training with Russia (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Pavel Datsyuk at Megasport Arena. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
Pavel Datsyuk at Megasport Arena. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)