- In the second match team Russia played in Austria against the local National team, head coach Vyacheslav Bykov decided to give more room to the youngsters. If in the first match Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
and Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks)
were left out from the lineup, friday they played a nice role on the team and replied with great perfomances, with the other youngsters who were dressed in the first match, Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes)
and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers)
. Also Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)
was part of the match, but he's a regular with team Russia for the last three years.
It was Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes)
the one who had the honor of opening the dancing with a big slapshot after a won faceoff in the offensive zone. Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
made it 2-0 with another big time slapper in the dying seconds for the first period.
After two minutes of the middle period Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks)
deflected in a great centering pass by Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
from the right circle. Three minutes later Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers)
, with a nice top shelf wristshot, finalized a great, quick combination in the offensive zone that seen the puck travelling from Radulov, to Gorovikov and to Atlant's player very quickly
And it was again Zubarev who, with a great breakout pass from the own zone launched Radulov on a quick counter attack free to score the 5-0 goal.
Prospect shined again after goals coming from Maxim Rybin
(assisted by Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)
) and Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators)
, Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
scored Russia's eigth goal, deflecting in a slap shot by Vitaliy Atyushov (Ottawa Senators)
, who was assisted by Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers)
Russia's next commitment will be the Euro Hockey Tour last stage in the Czech Republic.