During a recent game between SKA St. Petersburg and Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Evgeny Dadonov scored a must-see goal which could be a preview of what hockey fans can expect from Team Russia at the upcoming World Cup.
During the third period, with the score stuck on 2-2, Dadonov picked up a great feed by Vadim Shipachyov, which crossed most of the ice surface just to end up right on his teammate’s blade. Dadonov jumped on a breakaway and beat veteran goalie Vasili Koshechkin with some nasty stickhandling work.
It was the second goal of the season for the Chelyabinsk, Russia, native, and it also ended up as game-winning goal as SKA got the best of Metallurg, winning 4-2. SKA’s first goal was scored by former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Anton Belov, and Alexander Barabanov scored twice. Jan Kovar and the usual suspect Sergei Mozyakin scored for Metallurg.
You can have a look at an example play of the line on the international scene in the video below.
Evgeny Dadonov’s statistics
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