This week Lokomotiv Yaroslavl will play their first KHL game since the plane crash which killed the entire team a year ago. Evgeny Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk have organized an event aimed to commemorate the players and support their families.
What they failed to do with Wayne Gretzky more than two decades ago, seems within reach now. The Los Angeles Kings are on the brink of clinching their first NHL title after thrashing the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Anze Kopitar’s spectacular breakaway goal in overtime has helped the Los Angeles Kings earn their ninth road game in the playoffs and take a lead in the Stanley Cup final series against the New Jersey Devils.
Russian hockey star, Ilya Kovalchuk, will play in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in his career after the New Jersey Devils collected a 3-2 overtime against the New York Rangers in the deciding match of the semis.
NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk, whose New Jersey Devils are currently vying with the NY Rangers for the second Stanley Cup finals berth, spoke in between games about team Russia’s success at the ice hockey worlds.