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Slovakia: Czechs gears up for clash with Russia at IIHF World Championship

0 12.05.2019 Инфо

W/S Czech national hockey team training on practice ground of Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
M/S Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana training
C/U Pucks in the goal
M/S Tampa Bay Lightning's forward Ondrej Palat on ice
W/S Czech hockey players training
M/S Forward Jan Kovar
M/S Washington Capitals forward Dmitrij Yasakin warming up
W/S Czech hockey players training
M/S Philadelphia Flyers Forward Jakub Voracek training
M/S Head Coach of the Czech national ice hockey team Milos Riha
M/S Czech hockey players training
M/S Philadelphia Flyers Forward Jakub Voracek training
W/S Czech hockey players training
M/S Czech goalkeeper training
SOT, Jakub Voracek, Forward of Philadelphia Flyers and Czech national ice hockey team: "Obviously they [Russia] have a lot of fire power. We gonna make sure we stay out of the [penalty] box because, you know, with so much talent on their power play it's very hard to stop them. We gonna make sure we do a clean stay out of the box, we gonna make sure we keep on sealing with them."
M/S Jakub Vrana speaking to journalists after the training
SOT Jakub Vrana, Forward of Washington Capitals and Czech national ice hockey team: "It's always fun to play with them [Washington Capitals team mates Alexander Ovechkin, Eugeni Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov] and now it's a chance to have a game against them, you know. They are very great players. We know it's not gonna be easy, but we gonna go out there, we have lots of confidence from first two games. I feel like if we gonna play like a team and do things right, we will have a great chance to win."
W/S Czech hockey players leaving
SOT Jakub Vrana, Forward of Washington Capitals and Czech national ice hockey team: "To be honest, I don 't really know, I don't think so [if Russian team mates from Washington Capitals will give him an easy time]. We are great team mates, I feel like we like each other a lot but right now we play against each other and it's all different as we play for different counties."
M/S Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
W/S Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
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The Czech Republic national ice hockey team held a training session in Bratislava on Sunday, ahead of their match against the Russian team on Monday.
Both teams have won all of their prior matches with the Czechs beating reigning champions Sweden 5-2 and then Norway 7-2.
The Russian squad, meanwhile, chalked up a 5-2 victory over Norway in its opening match, before beating Austria 5-0 on Sunday.
Speaking at the mixed zone after the training session, Philadelphia Flyers forward and Czech national team member Jakub Voracek stressed it that his side was must "stay out of the [penalty] box," noting that the Russian team has a lot of "talent on their power play" and it would be hard to stop them if Milos Riha's squad start getting penalties.
For many Czech players Monday game will be chance to face off against those they normally play alongside in the National Hockey Leage (NHL).
Jakub Vrana, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, said he was excited to play against his team mates Alexander Ovechkin, Eugeni Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov.
"It's always fun to play with them and now it's a chance to have a game against them," said Vrana.