Ilya Kovalchuk, captain of the Russian national team, mentioned the victory over the US national team in the World Hockey Championship match. His words lead the "Match TV".
Kovalchuk refused to call the Russian team a car, but considered it one of the best in the tournament. He added that the national team were aiming for the semi-finals.
According to the hockey player, during the first stage of the game against the USA, the domestic team played qualitatively, but in the second, the result was exacerbated. “We need to keep the same passion as the same style as the game that was at the beginning of the game, we have to be aggressive on the ice,” he said. ”He said.
Earlier, on 23 May, the Russian team defeated the US national team in the quarterly World Championships. The meeting concluded with a score of 4: 3.
Also in the semifinals team came Canada, beating Switzerland in overtime with a score of 3: 2. Two other meetings of the quarter rounds are held at the time of writing the news. The Czech Republic and Germany, Finland and Sweden teams play together. Subsequently, the semi-final pair will be decided.
World Championships in Bratislava and Kosice will end on 26 May.