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Thursday, October 16, 1997
Yashin steals the show

  Wayne Gretzky is still the Great One, but Alexei Yashin was The One last night.
 On the night holdout hero Daniel Alfredsson made his return to the Senators lineup against Gretzky and the New York Rangers, it was Yashin who took the spotlight in front of 17,111 at the Corel Centre.
 Alfredsson didn't disappoint, counting two assists in his debut, but Yashin showed this could be his breakthrough year with his first two goals of the season in a 5-1 Ottawa win over the Rangers.
 Yashin, 24, who had little to show for his efforts in the first six games of the season, went into the game wanting to shoot the puck more. That ended up being bad news for Rangers' backup goalie Jason Muzzatti.
 "Sometimes you have to shoot from more difficult angles because the goalie doesn't expect it," said Yashin, who scored on a bullet from the point at 10:54 of the second and added another in the third.
 "It's good for the confidence. We had a lot of chances in the past and the last couple of games we've been able to come up with six goals as a line. It's good to score the goals, but I think I also got a little lucky."
 Luck had nothing to do with this. Yashin made every break he got against the Rangers. Had it not been for a blown call by Lance Roberts on a delayed penalty in the first, Yashin would have been celebrating a hat-trick.
 Yashin came on the ice as the extra attacker and flipped his own rebound by Muzzatti at 18:24. However, Roberts called back the goal because he believed the Rangers' netminder froze the puck on the initial save. In the end, it didn't matter.
 "(Yashin) should have had three. He's playing great hockey," said Ottawa defenceman Jason York. "He's really making things happen out there.
 "On the trip to the West Coast, he was moving guys out of the way. I think having (Alfredsson) back can only help him. It's going to open up some more ice for him. They can't just have guys key on Yashin."
 When the Rangers did get their chances, Ottawa goalie Ron Tugnutt was there to save the day. He stopped 28-of-29 shots, but made his best stops in the second period with New York pressing to get back into the game.
 "When they score a couple of goals in front of me that makes me feel a lot better," said Tugnutt. "When they do that, hopefully I can make save or two so they feel that Tugger is back there for us."
 It was a classic "team win" over a tough and talented team. Along with the goaltending and play of Yashin, the forwards created chances, and the defence chipped in with goals from Lance Pitlick and Wade Redden.  

Яшин на драфте 2002 года

Страничка Алексея Яшина на сайте "Звёзды с Востока"


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26 июля. Алексей Яшин: "Грабеж средь бела дня? Нет, средь черного года. . . " - Спорт-Экспресс

6 июля. Алексей Яшин: "Теперь будет цирк, а не овертаймы" - Спорт-Экспресс

17 июня. Алексей Яшин: "В Ярославль отправился не за деньгами, а за практиками" - Спорт-Экспресс. 

22 февраля. Алексей Яшин: "Теперь со спокойной душой могу играть в России" - Спорт-Экспресс

17 февраля. Алексей Яшин: "Если еще и на чемпионат мира пригласят - сезон точно не пропадет" - Спорт-Экспресс

15 февраля. Алексей Яшин заявлен за ярославский “Локомотив”

12 февраля. Алексей Яшин: "На меня вышли все клубы, попадающие в плэй-офф" - Спорт-Экспресс

1 февраля. Алексей Яшин: "Открыт для всех 16 клубов России и ипреду в течении 10 дней" - Спорт-Экспресс

11 января. Алексей Яшин: "Динамо" наказал игрок, который год назад едва не отрезал мне руку" - Спорт-Экспресс.


"ЗВЁЗДЫ С ВОСТОКА" @ c 1997 года