Alexander Radulov, twice a Nashville Predator and seemingly always a controversial hockey figure, is a KHL force and captain of CSKA.
His leadership, however, fell by the wayside Thursday after he was assessed a two-minute minor for slashing late in the third period of a close road game. Radulov then pushed an official as he was being escorted to the penalty box and was ejected.
“Not my problem anymore,” Predators GM David Poile said, making a hand-wiping motion. (We’re totally guessing he said that and have no proof.)
Alexander Radulov got a game misconduct penalty for shoving a referee in today’s CSKA game.
The Devil’s Blues: Playmaker Ilya Kovalchuk assists on St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko’s first goal, which the 20-year-old phenom scores on his first shift of the season.
After an OT loss in his debut, St. Louis Blues forward Alex Steen put on a show in his second Swedish Elite League match, factoring in all three of Modo’s goals (one goal, two assists) in his club’s 3-1 win over HV71.
Tyler Seguin trades in the classic eight-spoked B for a getup with 37 pieces of flair:
And Winnipeg Jets property Ondrej Pavelec, he of the DUI and $19.5-million contract, can’t get back to the NHL soon enough.
His stats through three games with the Czech Extraliga’s White Tigers Liberec: 0-3; 12 goals allowed; a league-worst 3.96 GAA (among goalies with minimum three starts); and a league-worst .876 save percentage.