EuroVision: Highlights, notes, tweets and photos from across the pond — where the lockout doesn’t quite translate
Nicklas Backstrom has got the hang of KHL thing, gorging on opponents like a free Kontinental breakfast ever since the break ended and he changed his jersey number from 99 to 69.
The Moscow Dynamo forward has now hung five goals on Vityaz in his last two games versus the club and has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his last four games.
Alex Ovechkin’s pal scored twice in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory, the prettiest being the game-winner.
Watch him circle from the far corner, around the back of the net, then into the slot and zing a wrister:
Conversely, Backstrom’s former Washington Capitals teammate Alex Semin, now of the Carolina Hurricanes, admitted that he’s out of shape.
Despite playing pro games in Russia for nearly two months now, R-Sport reports that even though Semin has seven points in eight KHL games, he’s searching for his scoring instinct.
“Without doubt, I still need to improve my physical condition,” Semin told the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod website. “I could have scored more points. A lot of chances have come up, but I don’t always have enough composure yet.”
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul wins for having the best sense of humour during his Russian adventures:
Cow tounge seems to make an appearance at every meal in Russia.. What i cant figure out is, what are they doing w the rest of the cow?