Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov participate in ‘From Pure Heart’, help raise 20 million rubles for charity
On Monday, Caps’ Russians Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov participated in From Pure Heart – a charity hockey game first started in 2009 by Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin, who’s in South Florida with his wife Nastya and one-week-old baby Sergei, was unable to participate.
This year’s game took place at Shayba Arena in Sochi and featured some new international firepower. Hockey Hall of Famers Teemu Selanne and Jari Kurri joined Russian national stars Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, and Alexander Radulov on the ice to help raise nearly $294k for charity.
Kuznetsov and Orlov, who played on the same team as Selanne, won 10-8. Orlov registered three assists while Kuznetsov went point-less.