Kucherov has used hard power reception on the ex-forward of “Avant-garde”. Experts called it “dirty” and “vile”


Striker “Tampa Bay” Nikita Kucherov took part in the victory of his team in the match of the regular championship of NHL against “Buffalo”.

In addition to a goal was scored, the Russians scored a hard power reception in the forward rivals Vladimir Sobotka. At the end of the first segment of the game a hockey player “lightning” knocked his opponent to the ice.

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The actions of the Russians has caused discontent and criticism from American and canadian experts. Most commentators NBC, ESPN and TSN condemned the power reception Kucherov, calling it a “cheap, vile and unnecessary in its execution”.

The head coach “Tampa” Phil Hughes at the press conference came to the defense of the Russians.

— Kucherov practically stood in place and just right took advantage of the fact that Sobotka, without looking crashed into him. Nikita has been controversies in the past, but this is clearly not one of them.

— I do not subject the decisions of the judges, said the coach, “Buffalo” Ralph Krueger, They didn’t see anything in that episode. Whether we like it or not, but we must move on. Everyone can review the episode myself to give him a judicial assessment. Fully the status of Sobotka, we can evaluate only on Monday, but the next game he definitely will miss.

The meeting was held in Stockholm, ended with a victory “Tampa” 3:2. The puck in the game against Buffalo was fifth in the new season to Kucherov. Vladimir Sobotka is known in Russia playing for Omsk “Avangard”.

See also:

  • “Tampa” Stockholm beat “Buffalo”, Kucherov scored a goal

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