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Russia Gets Their Revenge

from Russia Today,

Team Russia has thrashed Canada in the Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinals to increase their winning streak at world champs to 26 consecutive victories.

Evgeny Malkin made a brace, while Pavel Datsyuk, Maksim Afinogenov and Sergey Fedorov each added a goal for the Russians, who ultimately beat Canada 5-2. Canada trailed 4-0 in the third period but good indivudual efforts by John Tavares and Matt Duchene sugared coat for Canada.

Going into the game captain of the Russian team Ilya Kovalchuk stressed that win over Canada would be “a matter of principle” for the Russian players.

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Evilpens's avatar

Evgeny Malkin made a brace What Kind of Brace ? LOL I love Russian to English translations

Posted by Evilpens on 05/20/10 at 08:03 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Evgeny Malkin made a brace.

WTF,I read that like three times and still don’t know what it means.
Maybe 2 goals and 2 minor penalties ia called a brace? wink

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 05/20/10 at 08:08 PM ET

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Certainly in English football, brace is a pretty standard term, used to describe a two-goal performance (like a hat-trick describes a three-goal one).

‘Made a brace’, however, seems purely to be a mistranslation.

Posted by fcjbencard on 05/20/10 at 08:48 PM ET

blammo's avatar

Canada sent their ‘C Team’, number of Olympians, one (Corey Perry). Number of Olympians for Russia (14).

Russia has all their best players available for this tournament.

Canada has 9 Olympians still playing in the final 4 of the SCP; Seabrook, Keith, Toews, Boyle, Heatley, Thornton, Marleau, Richards and Pronger,

Make of that stat what you will.

Posted by blammo from Vancouver, BC on 05/20/10 at 08:54 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Certainly in English football, brace is a pretty standard term, used to describe a two-goal performance ...

Thanx, I did not know that.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 05/20/10 at 09:07 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

The Russian press went psycho about this game…It was Olympic-quality insane to read the Russian papers over the past few days and peruse the insistence that this game was the BIGGEST GAME EVER IN THE HISTORY OF HOCKEY for the sake of revenge, revenge, revenge! 

The Russians essentially saved themselves from another round of the Russian Hockey Federation conducting purges by winning against a Canadian “C” team.  Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 05/20/10 at 09:42 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

The Canadian team may not be as star studded as the Olympic roster, but they aren’t schlubs either - the Russians can be proud of the win.

Hopefully it will be enough to allow some of the NHL’s mopier Russian superstars to get over their post Olympic hangovers and come back next year with renewed energy. I shudder to think what might have happened had they lost.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/21/10 at 11:59 AM ET

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