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Vyacheslav Bykov: “All games at the Olympics should be played with passion”

Vyacheslav Bykov: “All games at the Olympics should be played with passion”

Russian National Hockey Team News
Vyacheslav Bykov: "All games at the Olympics should be played with passion" (Photo © sportbox.ru) Russian coach Vyacheslav Bykov talked about the reasons of the loss to Slovakia, stated that not all players had passion, explained why Alexander Ovechkin had three shootout attempts and talked about power play units in an interview to the Russian site gazeta.ru. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. - Do you agree that only the Zaripov-Zinoviev-Morozov line displayed some teamwork? Bykov: "You are not far from being right. We will try and find out why it happened. I don't think that our players didn't want it. It's just that the opponent didn't give us many opportunities. But I also should notice that a lot of players lacked passion and thirst for game. At the same time I agree tha...
World Championship – Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2

World Championship – Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2

Russian National Hockey Team News
Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2 (Photo © AP Photo) A shootout goal by Pavol Demitra gave Slovakia the edge over Team Russia in the Olympic Hockey tournament's round robin. In the Group B standings Russia retains the lead with 4 points, but with one game more than Czech Republic, who beaten team Slovakia yesterday. Bykov's team had some chances at the start, especially with a shot from the high slot by Alexander Ovechkin, but Jaroslav Halak saved all the 10 opponents' attempts. 8 saves so far for Ilya Bryzgalov. In the second period Alexei Morozov scored the 1-0 goal with a good one time from the right circle after another bad powerplay show by Team Russia. Bykov's team controlled most of the play in the middle stanza and got twice near to the second goalie, first with Maxim Afin...
Olympics » 2010 Olympics: Russia – Slovakia preview

Olympics » 2010 Olympics: Russia – Slovakia preview

Russian National Hockey Team News
2010 Olympics: Russia - Slovakia preview (Photo © Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) On Tuesday night Team Russia will play its second match in the 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament. After the 8-2 win over Latvia in the inaugural match, Team Russia's opponents will be Team Slovakia. Team Russia's starter is going to be Ilya Bryzgalov. Slovakia's goaltender will be Montreal Canadiens' Jaroslav Halak. "He is a very technique sound goaltender", said Evgeni Malkin. "He also has a good stickhandling. You need to shot a lot against him. We have to take the initiative and concede no rooms to our opponents." Vyacheslav Bykov has also decided to try powerplay special team and in the latest practice he iced Alexander Ovechkin, Malkin, Alexander Semin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Sergei Gonchar in the same unit. Pave...