EuroVision: Radulov shoves ref, ejected

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.)

Radulov’s ejection occurred shortly after Traktor scored to put them up 4-3 for good.

Philadelphia Flyers fans might recall what it looks like when Ilya Bryzgalov gets scored upon. Granted, CSKA’s Bryz gets scant defensive protection on this beauty by Alexander Popov:

KHL Evgeni Malkin is turning out to be a lot like NHL Evgeni Malkin. He’s now posted back-to-back three-point games. Who does this guy think he is, the 2008 Detroit Lions?

Watch Malkin’s first KHL goal, described beautifully by the KHL’s YouTube scribe thusly: “game number 4 for Magnitogorsk becomes happy to Evgeny Malkin.”

Toronto Maple Leafs fans might wistfully recall what it looks like when Mikhail Grabovski scores. Here’s his KHL first:

Despite the star power migrating overseas, autumn attendance is reportedly Glendale-like:

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.