….the Canadians. The boys from up north spotted the Russians a 2-0 lead, then stormed back with four unanswered goals to capture Game 1 of the Canada-Russia Super Series, 4-2.
Brad Marchand and Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist, apiece (assisting on each other's goals), to lead the Canadians.
Of note to Caps fans, Karl Alzner played a steady game, although he did take three minor penalties. But who didn’t for the Canadiens? They killed 13 of 14 Russian power plays, including a pair of 5-on-3’s. Alzner’s ability to play within himself and slow the game down within his own end made him stand out among the defensemen; he knows where to be and when to be there. Josh Godfrey had a couple of occasions to unleash his booming shot, but appeared to be on the low end of ice time among the defensemen for Team
For all the talk of the time change and jet lag affecting the Canadians, it was Team
Alzner was named the
Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, 9 am (Eastern), from