Yzerman scores two for Team Russia
Monday night hockey from Moscow had NHL talent from Russia and around the world competing in a friendly all star atmosphere honoring Igor Larionov. Larionov retired from the NHL last season and this game would be his last before hanging up the skates for good.
Red Wings and Boston Bruins shined in this entertaining game won by the Russian hockey club 6-5. Sergei Samsonov had a great game along with Marty Lapointe, Darren McCarty, Luc Robitalle and Larionov himself.
The highlight of the evening came in the third period when world team captain Steve Yzerman was swapped for Larionov. Both skaters finished the game playing for the opposite team. Ironically it was Yzerman who powered the Russians to victory scoring two beautiful goals.
Other stars competing were Ilya Kovalchuk, Martin Broduer, Yevgeny Nabokov, Slava Fetisov, Nick Lidstrom and Sergei Federov. Scotty Bowman coached and Red Army star Vlad Krutov was also on board for the farewell celebration.
Hats off to Comcast 8 for broadcasting the hockey game. With the lockout still in doubt, and it looks like the owners will reject the new offer, it is nice to see some hockey on TV. Hopefully, with a european tour occuring, we will see some more hockey games.