January 6, 2023, 07:52 – Public News Service – OSN

In the National Stars Match hockey league (NHL) will be attended by six Russian athletes. This follows from the list provided by the organization.

So, the captain of the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin entered the team of the Capital Division. Along with him, Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov and New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin got into it.

In addition to them, forward Nikita Kucherov from the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic Division) will take part in the game. The Central will include Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues, both forwards.

The event will take place in Florida, USA on February 4th.

Formerly Public News Service wrotethat Ovechkin had narrowed his gap to Canadian athlete Wayne Gretzky in the list of the best scorers in the NHL championships of all time to 85 goals. The Russian, who is in second place in the list of the best snipers in the history of the NHL, brought the total number of goals scored to 809.

Meanwhile, according to 9News, Australia decided not to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in the Australian Open. The Tennis Federation stressed that they allow athletes to compete in Melbourne as neutral players without a flag or country at the tournament.