Russia’s sweet 23
Datsyuk gets hat trick, Russia its 23 straight win at the Worlds
IIHF May 16, 2010
Pavel Datsyuk scored a hat trick and Alexander Ovechkin kept his goal streak going, adding his fifth in the tournament in as many games. The Kovalchuk-Malkin-Datsyuk line collected ten points as Russia beat Denmark 6-1.
Russia now hasn’t lost a World Championship game since the 2-1 overtime loss to Finland in 2007.
“We wanted to make sure that we’d respect Denmark, and play organized hockey, and we did just that,” said Vyachselav Bykov, Russia’s coach.
“There were a couple of minutes in the second period where we lost the discipline, but I’m happy with the result,” he added.