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Filatov’s second KHL game: 2 goals, 20 minutes on ice, player of the game

Filatov’s second KHL game: 2 goals, 20 minutes on ice, player of the game

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Filatov's second KHL game: 2 goals, 20 minutes on ice, player of the game (Photo © Official KHL site) Nikita Filatov continues to shine in the KHL. In his second KHL game he scored 2 of 3 CSKA goals, one of them being the game-winning goal. His ice-time increased by 4 minutes in comparison with the previous game and reached 20 minutes 23 seconds (the best result in his team). As the result Filatov was named first star of the game.
KHL » Barry Melrose: “Filatov came to the NHL too early”

KHL » Barry Melrose: “Filatov came to the NHL too early”

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Barry Melrose: "Filatov came to the NHL too early" (Photo © Doug Benc, Getty Images) In this translated interview with Telekanal Sport by Vladimir Italyantsev, Barry Melrose, former NHL head coach and now TSN analyst, talks about Filatov's career in the NHL, about the reasons of his return in Russia and tried shading a light over Nikita's future. - What do you think about Filatov's decision to return to Russia? - I think it's not a thoughtful act from his side. But what is even harder to understand is why Columbus signed this player at all. With Ken Hitchcock as coach it's very tough for finesse players like Filatov to make the team. - But what about Rick Nash, another finesse player? - Nash is bigger and he can hit. This is not what you can say about Filatov. To tell you more, Columbus i...
Nikita Filatov: I took the right decision

Nikita Filatov: I took the right decision

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Nikita Filatov: I took the right decision (Photo © Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) “Yeah, he's simply great” - exclaimed CSKA's goalie Konstantin Barulin looking at how many journalists were trying to get an interview with the day's star Nikita Filatov. His return was a very good thing for CSKA and after the match he talked with allhockey.ru correspondent Olesya Usova. Are you happy about your return and about today? Yes, of course I am happy. The first thing I am happy for is my team's victory. And three points on your first match... Yeah, I picked up three. But I never get to a match planning how many points collect, if score or not...The first thing is that my team wins. Especially now that CSKA had a long losing streak it's a good thing that we interrupted it. We played an excellent ga...
KHL » Nikita Filatov records game-winning goal and 2 assists in KHL debut

KHL » Nikita Filatov records game-winning goal and 2 assists in KHL debut

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Nikita Filatov records game-winning goal and 2 assists in KHL debut (Photo © Getty Images) Nikita Filatov, who was loaned to CSKA by Columbus Blue Jackets, scored game-winning goal and added 2 assists to help his CSKA defeat Traktor 4-1 in his first game in the KHL. Filatov got team's second best time on ice among forwards - 16:40 (Denis Parshin was first with 18:27). CSKA's head coach Sergei Nemchinov noticed that Filatov is a bit out of condition but added that he would get accustomed soon and start playing even better.