Well, it showed that your country is first, and your club is second.
Apparently Brooks Laich was trying to hurt Ovechkin according to Varlamov? Who could've thought, he just changed a tire being a good Samaritan... :-) Another headache for Caps management. I can see a trade coming.
Ovechkin is down after being speared by Corey Perry. Russia 5, Canada 2, IIHF World Cup, May 20, 2010. Photo by our field reporter Emily.
Andrei Kuznetsov from Sport-Express took this intereview from Varlamov...
"Most of all during the game I was infuriated with the constant attempts to injure Ovechkin by Canadians," said Varlamov. "Even our Capitals teammate Brooks Laich was constantly trying to slash and cross-check him as painful as possible. After the game he certainly wished me luck and victory at the world championship, but the unpleasant impression still remains, especially after the dirty slash [spear? -tj] by Corey Perry. When the score was 3:0 in our favor he attacked Ovechkin with such fury, as if he wanted to Sasha to finish the World Cup before Canada's exit."
The only Canadian Olympian was hardly ever coming off from penalty box.
Yes, he behaved just ugly. Steve Downie was playing just as dirty as Perry. He showed the reason why his name brings in Russian language association with the mentally retarded person.
A lot of Canadian escapades remained out of sight of the referees.
And they are very good and competent at doing it surreptitiously. They usually skate up and start chirping. They could say some nice words about your relatives, though in English serious prophanities have slightly different emphasis than in Russian.
But on the other hand to ignore the provocations was one of the goals for the game. We understood that we shouldn't drop gloves and be suspended for the next game. Our players could respond, but it makes no sense when you are winning? The guys were thinking only about hockey and remain calm.
In the first minutes of the game you have stopped Canada and they had some great chances.
I was rather lucky. They missed a pair of shots to the open side of the net from the killer's position.
The referee stops the fight between Alexander Ovechkin (L) of Russia and Brooks Laich (R) of Canada during their quarter final match at Lanxess Arena on May 20, 2010 in Cologne, Germany.
Photograph by: Martin Rose, Getty Images via vancouversun.com
To me the WC tournament is over. I don't care who will win it. The main game was Russia vs. Canada, and Russia vs. Canada is always a story since 1972 series.
Sat, May 22 12:00 ET Cologne Russia vs. Germany
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