Evgeny Kuznetsov Proving Russia Is Still A Hockey Hotbed

The elite performance levels of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Vladimir Tarasenko at the world junior championships is a reminder that Russia is still fertile talent source for NHL teams with the patience and gumption to go there. Last June, the St. Louis Blues were able to draft Tarasenko 16th and the Washington Capitals found Kuznetsov at

Russians Have Capital Flavor

Thanks to Washington Capitals draft selections Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitri Orlov, Russia is back on the junior hockey map at the IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship being held in Buffalo, N.Y. Kuznetsov, a 2010 first-round pick (26th overall), scored late in the third period and again in overtime to lead Russia back from a 3-1

Johan Hedberg has 30 saves as Devils score 5 goals, shut out Caps

Johan Hedberg made the key saves and New Jersey finally scored some goals. That combination brightened the mood of the struggling Devils following a 5-0 win Monday that stunned the NHL-leading Washington Capitals. Hedberg stopped 30 shots for his 15th career shutout, Jason Arnott scored twice while rookie Mattias Tedenby and Patrik Elias each had