Russia steamrolled Austria 5-0 on Sunday to win their second game of the 2019 IIHF World Championship tournament.
Two of the Caps’ Russians, Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov, managed to record a point on the Ilya Kovalchuk goal which brought the score to 5-0.
The goal came midway through the third period. Kuznetsov saw his shot blocked, but fed the rebound back to Orlov in the slot. Kovalchuk tipped Orlov’s shot past Austria goaltender Bernhard Starbaum.
The assist is Kuznetsov’s first of the tournament and Orlov’s second.
The game also saw two goals from Evgenii Dadonov and one each from Nikita Kucherov and Ivan Telegin. Alex Ovechkin did not score, but this play sure does look familiar. According to the IIHF, Ovi’s shot from the Ovi Spot was clocked at 128km/hr, or roughly 80 mph.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 12, 2019
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