“I was furious!” Kaprizov’s crazy goal that didn’t appear on television
Elena Kuznetsova September 29, 2023, 09:45 Moscow time
Kirill scored a double, but was still unhappy with his game, because he could have scored more.
It took just 32 seconds for Kirill Kaprizov to jump into the NHL preseason! Today the forward played his first game, played on the front line with Ryan Hartman and Mats Zuccarello and scored an absolutely crazy goal against Colorado in the first shift.
He picked up the puck on the spot and literally threw it into Justus Annunen’s goal on a spin!
It should be noted that “Colorado” came out today without starting players, and the young Justus Annunen had to contain the unstoppable Kaprizov, who is fighting for Alexander Georgiev’s replacement place while Pavel Francouz is injured. And, judging by reports from North America, the Finn was still able to prove himself: in the first period alone he faced Kaprizov one-on-one twice.
The fact is that the match was not broadcast on television or broadcast anywhere. It would seem unheard of in 2023, especially in the world’s top league, but it is what it is. So only those who were in the arena could see Kaprizov’s first game, the rest had to be content with the radio and the few videos on the club’s social networks. Well, listen to the direct participants in the events.
“He was crazy about his game, he could score four.”
“Wild” defender Brock Faber, for example, said that Kaprizov was not satisfied with his game. But he scored a double and was recognized as the first star of the game, and Minnesota won 4-2.
“I was crazy about his game! Two one-on-one outings, a couple of shots from the slot, today he was able to score four. But it’s so fun to watch! Faber said.
Kaprizov, of course, did not worry or worry in the locker room, but he spoke calmly with journalists, but noted that he needed to work to take advantage of the opportunities. Let’s remember that this is coming from a man who has not scored less than 40 in the last two seasons and has already shattered several Minnesota records. So are we waiting for the first fifty dollars from Kirill this year?
Kaprizov – about the failure of the last season: I am very hungry, my fire has definitely been lit
“Two goals? I had many opportunities in the first half. I can score more. We need to work to convert our opportunities. The first match is always difficult: the legs get heavy after 20 seconds. But it wasn’t the worst game.
I think everyone is ready. I’m only talking about the first game. How many months have we not played: four, five? I’m ready to start the season. Now I understand what to expect from training camp.
How has the majority changed? We’ll see in the season. I think we are trying to be better. We’ll see, the season will tell. Hartman is a great player, he always plays well in front of goal, he knows what we want to do and always tries to open up. He has an excellent throw, I think better than Tsuki and me. “We know what Hartsey does, he knows what we want to do,” Kaprizov said.
Minnesota will play three more games before the start of the season: two against Chicago (home and away) and one against Dallas. Dean Evason plans to field a fighting team for the final two games. We hope that at least these games will be shown.