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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Flight 71 Cleared For Landing

A lot of people are afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths

The photo above (which I've used before) shows Evgeni Malkin in mid-flight just before scoring against Kazakhstan during the IIHF World Championships in Latvia. Malkin stole the puck at center ice, then slid his way past goalie Roman Medvedev before being tripped up moments before he sent the puck into the net.

Below is a full-length video of that goal (double-click the arrow, slowly, to start the video). The video clip is 1:21 long, but the last 15 seconds of the video is when you'll find the best slow-motion replay angle of the aeronautics being pulled off by Malkin.

There's also another great Malkin highlight video on YouTube, which Off-Wing Opinion has linked to, that shows almost 5 minutes of pretty much nothing but fantastic goals, one right after another-- many of them from the Russian Super League. I think there's a clip of a fight somewhere towards the end, also. If you haven't seen the video yet, it's worth checking out.


Anonymous pack attack said...

Great video.

I noticed that the name on the back of the shirt is written with western letters and not russian, is this a new trend, or just particular to that team?

6/28/06, 10:30 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

It's customary in international tournaments (Olympics and etc.) for the names to be in English, for all teams.

I don't particularly like it because I think it makes the jerseys less interesting-looking, but what can you do.

6/28/06, 1:16 PM

Anonymous G12 said...

I think any Russian jersey Brushback wears in any written languege makes it look less interesting.

Bang bang

7/1/06, 6:13 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Man, I can't win around here sometimes.

7/1/06, 9:15 PM


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