Eric Engels over at hockeybuzz.com discusses one of the more memorable nights of Alex Kovalev's NHL career... Hopefully we'll see more of this version of AK-27 this year!!
here's a highlight:
"In that game the Rangers were trailing, and playing rather poorly in the first half. Then Mike Keenan officially lost his cool, and put Mark Messier with Alex Kovalev and Adam Graves. And wouldn't you know it...in came the goals. Kovalev finished that night with a goal, an assist on the tying goal, and an assist on the winning goal (both scored by Messier). These weren't just assists either, these were plays that were fully made by Kovalev, sending Messier in alone for a half-breakaway on the tying goal, and giving Messier a tap in for the winner after taking the most blistering slapshot with one of the quickest releases you have ever seen. After he scored that goal, Messier was arm and arm with Leetch, both of whom were looking over at Alex Kovalev bewildered and amazed."