In Washington (USA), an NHL regular season game was played at the Capital One Arena, in which the Washington Capitals hosted the Vancouver Canucks. The match ended with the guests winning 3:2 in extra time. The scoring of the match was opened already in the second minute of the match: the 33-year-old American forward of the Capitals, Nick Dowd, scored. By the middle of the first twenty minutes, the guests had restored parity thanks to the efforts of Conor Garland. In the middle of the match, the Russian captain of the capital, Alexander Ovechkin, 38, once again led his team forward. However, a minute later, Nils Höglander tied the score (2:2). For the rest of the second half of the match the spectators did not see a goal, the teams had to determine the winner outside of regulation time.
The result of the match was determined by the goal of the Canucks’ American forward, JT Miller, 30, five seconds before the end of overtime. Ovechkin scored in the fifth consecutive game for the first time since March 2021 and closed the gap in Wayne Gretzky’s all-time NHL goals to 59 goals.
Ovechkin is on fire! He came close to several unusual records, but Washington stupidly lost
Tolchinsky spoke in detail about the scandalous episode of the Avangard – SKA match
SKA striker Sergei Tolchinsky gave an exclusive interview to an observer of the “Championship”, in which for the first time he spoke in detail about the high-profile clash with Nikita Kholodilin and his subsequent state.
“I talked for 10 minutes with the head referee of the KHL.” Tolchinsky – about the scandal in the Avangard game – SKA
“Siberia” was denied the request for the return of four points
The joint disciplinary chamber of the KHL-FHR examined HC Siberia’s request to annul the league’s decision to award technical losses for exceeding the limit of foreign players in regular season matches of the 2023/2024 season.
In January, Siberia suffered four technical losses for violating the foreign player limit in the first four games of the KHL regular season. Defender Fedor Gordeev was recognized as the fourth legionnaire and did not have the right to play in the Russian national team. In four matches, the Novosibirsk team featured four foreign players: Gordeev, Trevor Murphy, Andy Andreoff and Taylor Beck. The FHR subsequently granted Russian sports citizenship to Gordeev.
According to KHL regulations, a player’s sports citizenship for the season is determined at the time of the player’s application and does not change until the end of the current season’s championship. Following the results of the investigation, the Joint Disciplinary Chamber of the KHL-FHR decided to reject HC Siberia’s request.
In the current season of the Fonbet regular championship of the Continental Hockey League, after 63 games, “Siberia” occupies tenth place in the Eastern Conference standings and is four points away from the playoff zone. The Novosibirsk team has five games left until the end of the regular season.
“Sibir” terminated the contract with Fedor Gordeev on the player’s initiative
The KHL press service announced on the official website that Siberia terminated the contract of 25-year-old defenseman Fedor Gordeev. It is noted that the termination of the contract occurred at the initiative of the hockey player.
It should be noted that the hockey player has not appeared with Sibir since December 2023. His last game was played on December 19 in Tolyatti with Lada (2-1 overtime).
This season, Gordeev participated in 42 KHL regular season matches as part of Siberia, in which he scored two goals and five assists with a utility indicator of “-5”. The player’s contract with the club was valid until April 30, 2024.
For the Omsk native this was his first season in the KHL. The hockey player has two citizenships: Russian and Canadian. He played in North America for a long time, having played in several leagues: GTHL, OJHL, GOJHL, OHL, AHL and ECHL.
“Sibir” explained the situation with the termination of the contract with Fedor Gordeev
FHR and the hockey players of the Russian youth team spoke out after the incident in the final of the Future Cup
The Russian Hockey Federation reacted to the situation by denying individual and collective awards to the hockey players of the Russian under-18 youth team at the award ceremony after the defeat in the final of the Future Cup 2024 tournament against the Belarusian team ( 5:6 overtime). ).
“The Russian Hockey Federation expresses concern about the episode that occurred after the match between the Belarusian youth team and the Russian youth team at the Future Cup in Minsk. We are studying all the circumstances that led to the misunderstanding associated with the decision of the players of the junior hockey team to leave the collective and individual awards on the ice.
The hockey players of the Russian under-18 team regretted the incident after the loss to Belarus.
The FHR notes that the Russian team followed all other procedures related to the post-match ceremony – a post-match handshake and listening to the anthem of the Republic of Belarus – and states that it does not welcome the players’ behavior hockey. junior team players,” reads a statement from the FHR press service.
Scandal after the Russia-Belarus match. Our people were offended by the judges, the captain threw away the prize.
Senator of the Republic of Belarus addressed the Russian under-18 hockey team after the incident
The FHR coaching staff voted unanimously against increasing the limit on foreign players
The coaching council of the Russian Hockey Federation did not support the idea of returning the limit of five foreign players in the Continental Hockey League.
“The KHL approached the Russian Sports Ministry with a proposal to increase the limit of foreign athletes in a Russian hockey club’s application for KHL championship games from three to five, including no more than one goaltender. The KHL refers to the position of hockey clubs based on the results of a survey conducted among them, but did not provide any justification or confirmation of the need to increase the limit.
On February 12, a meeting of the coaching council of the Russian Hockey Federation took place under the chairmanship of Boris Mayorov. During it, the issue of increasing the limit for foreign players was considered.
The FHR coaching council voted unanimously against the increase in the number of foreign players,” reads a statement from the FHR press service.
Earlier it became known that 15 out of 20 Russian clubs voted in favor of increasing the limit. The league noted that they “consider a quota of five foreign players to be optimal for Russian KHL clubs.”
Most KHL clubs voted to increase the limit on foreign players
Metallurg’s top scorer announced a contract extension with the Club
Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s 20-year-old Russian striker Danila Yurov said that he will soon renew his contract with the club and will remain in the team for at least one more season.
“When should we expect official confirmation? Well, I think in the near future. In principle, all the details have been worked out. You can say I’m staying,” Yurov said on-air on the show “This is hockey, brother!” in Youtube.
Recall that this season Yurov participated in 56 matches of the KHL regular season as part of Metallurg, in which he scored 47 (21+26) effective actions with a utility indicator of “+20”. In total, he has 190 games and 62 (29 + 33) points in the KHL. His current contract with the club runs until April 30, 2024.
In 2022, Yurov was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, 24th overall, in the NHL draft.
Spartak beat Lokomotiv away and achieved their fourth consecutive victory
In Yaroslavl, at the Arena-2000-Lokomotiv stadium, a match of the KHL regular championship took place, in which Lokomotiv hosted Spartak Moscow. The match ended with a confident 5-1 victory for the guests, their fourth in a row.
The scoring of the match was opened by Spartak forward Alexander Belyaev in the 49th second of the match with a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk. However, already in the sixth minute the hosts achieved equality thanks to the efforts of Daniil Tesanov. In the second half, the red and white team not only managed to take advantage thanks to Ivan Morozov’s puck, but also reinforced their advantage with a goal from Michal Czajkowski. Already in the last twenty minutes, Shane Prince made the difference even bigger and Mikhail Maltsev made the final score 5:1.
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