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head coach of the national team of Russia on hockey in 2004 and 2011-2014 Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said that he believes in and waits for the captain of the Washington capitals ‘ Alexander Ovechkin scores his 700-th washer in the NHL.
“Score is a must!” – said Bilyaletdinov at the break between periods of the match “Spartak” – “AK bars” on Thursday, February 20.
According to him, the coach will not help and no action on his part in relation to the player are needed.
“of Course, everyone around him (Ovechkin) under pressure, and the expectation that… But I think that once will come today or tomorrow will happen,” – said Bilyaletdinov.
He also noted that Ovechkin, who is his apprentice, never called in to consult on this issue.
At this point in the asset Ovechkin 698 washers. The leader in this indicator is Wayne Gretzky – 894 goals. Russian hockey player may not score in their last five games of the regular season.
Earlier Ovechkin goal in gate “the Phoenix coyotes” in 2006 was named the best in League history. The decision was made by an influential sports publication ESPN. Ovechkin scored the puck in a fall from an acute angle. The meeting ended with the victory of “capital” – 6:1.
Ovechkin ahead of Messier in the list of the best snipers in Hlavicky knocked down the referee on the match NHL