Putin has congratulated the Russian hockey players and fans on victory on CHMthe Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulates on victory in the World championship of the Russian hockey players, and also all fans in Russia, has informed a press - the secretary of the prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
" Putin underlines that the great skill and the will to win of all members of our national team have allowed to return after the lapse of 15 years Russia a rank of the best ice-hockey team in the world " - the press - the secretary has told.
He 2 has informed that Putin observed of a hockey match on the TV.
Hockey players of Russian national team in the second time in the history became world champions, having won in a final of the World championship of 2008 against the command of Canada with the bill 5:4 in an overtime. The victorious goal into an extra time on 63 - j in the majority was hammered to minute by Ilya Kovalchuk.
During the basic time " gold " Match CHM - 2008 in the Canadian Quebec in a line-up of Canada of a washer have thrown Brent Burns (4 - I and 15 - I minutes), Chris Kunitts (10) and Deni the Hit leah (30), and at Russians have caused a stir Alexander Semin (2 and 22), Alexey Tereshchenko (49) and Ilya Kovalchuk (55).
the Russian national team in the second time in the history became the world champion, having repeated success of 1993. The national team of the USSR has won earlier 22 world championships. The Canadian hockey players who were close to the 19 - mu to a title of world champions, have prolonged tradition: since 1986 the owner of the championship in any way does not manage to win it.
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