Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time (Photo © Getty Images)
Team Russia’s coach Igor Zakharkin gave a few interviews where he stated that Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) might play on the same line, and that goalkeepers Evgeny Nabokov (San Jose Sharks) and Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix Coyotes) will both play during the robin-round at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Zakharkin on Ovechkin-Malkin to olympics10.ru
– Is there a chance to see Ovechkin and Malkin playing on the same line?
Zakharkin: “Maybe not since the very beginning but somewhere in the middle of the game or during power plays. We will think about it. We are also taking into account the fact that quite often Ovechkin plays on the left wing for the Capitals.”
Zakharkin on Nabokov-Bryzgalov to sport-express.ru
– How are you going to share ice time between Nabokov and Bryzgalov?
Zakharkin: “We are going to use both Nabokov and Bryzgalov during the round-robin. But I can’t say who’s going to play in certain games.”
Translation by RussianHockeyFans.com