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Striker and captain of team USA hockey Patrick Kane praised the team of Russia with which the Americans will play in the quarterfinals of the world championship in Slovakia. The words of the player leads to “Sport-Express”.
Kane said that the Russian team has many players of higher level who “will be punished, if you give them time and space.” He believes that the chances of his team will arise in any event, however, Americans need to reduce them to a minimum.
“We need to disrupt their plans, to get disappointed,” said Kane. He also noted that in Bratislava, which will host the game, ice is better than in Kosice that will benefit his team.
The Russian team with a perfect performance won the group, the Americans in the group And took fourth place. The teams will play on may 23. In other quarterfinals will meet Canada and Switzerland, Finland and Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany.
The world championship will end on may 26. The tournament will be held in Bratislava and košice.
Video, photo All from Russia.