With the NHL lockout over, some of Russia's biggest hockey stars are to return overseas soon. But Malkin, Ovechkin, Kovalchuk and Datsyuk still produced key performances for their teams in the KHL this week.
With the NHL lockout finally over, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeny 'Jeno' Malkin said it won’t be easy for him to part with the Russian hockey league and return to the US.
Star forward Evgeny Malkin stole the show this week in the KHL with his Metallurg Magnitogorsk side going top in the East.
Hockey star Evgeny Malkin says the agent of his Pittsburgh Penguins partner, Sidney Crosby, has already contacted the Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s administration about him joining the KHL side.
Hockey stars, Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk, agree that the victory in the Chanel One Cup has been a great test for Team Russia ahead of the home Olympics in Sochi.
Star-studded Russia have maintained a perfect record at the home Euro Hockey Tour stage - the Channel One Cup - beating Finland 3-1.
Pavel Datsyuk bagged a hat-trick in Russia’s 6-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic at the Chanel One Cup in Moscow, with the win propelling the Red Machine to the top of Euro Hockey Tour standings.
The list of the 12 top players due to take part in KHL’s All-Star Game has been revealed and this year the opening lines look more like the world’s cream of the crop.
It’s been a dream start for Russia’s Dream Team at the home Euro Hockey Tour event as the Red Machine destroyed Sweden 5-1.
Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and their teammates have held a training session ahead of the Russian stage of the Euro Hockey Tour.
Legendary net minder and head of the Russian Hockey Federation, Vladislav Tretyak, has praised the game of the NHL stars who returned to Russia due to the lockout in the North American league.
Russia will boast a whole bunch of star NHLers at the home stage of the Euro Hockey Tour to be held next week in Moscow. On Thursday, the team’s head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov announced his preliminary choice for the tournament.