Ovechkin and company are warming up before the game
Islamov - 2 (Lazarev), 1:25 (1-0).
Granyak - 4 (Gorokhov), 4:01 (1:1 PP).
Skladnichenko - 1, 9:59 (2-1).
Soin - 4 (Schadilov), 22:38 (2:2).
Backstrom - 10 (Ovechkin), 39:43 (2:3 PP).
Ovechkin - 15 (Komarov, Backstrom), 52:01 (2:4).
Alexander Ovechkin shared his impressions of the KHL game against Novokuznetsk Metallurg (4-2) with Sportbox.ru.
"We didn't start well, allowed the opponent to score two goals in the first period. But then we scored on power play twice taking the lead. And when the score was 3-2 in our favor we played defense first. In some of the previous games we were losing the lead and this time we paid more attention to protecting it the last minutes. I believe we accomplish what our coach asked us to do and deserved the three points," said Ovechkin.
What can you say about your opponent?
"Metallurg has the guys who can be very creating in offense. But still I think that they are playing with defense first in mind."
Do you have any news from overseas about the lockout?
"Haven't heard anything new. At the moment glad that the world didn't end. Let's see what will happen next."
Friday, December 21, 2012