Russian Putin scores 8 goals in an exhibition hockey game



MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in an ice hockey exhibition game with former NHL players.

The Russian leader took to the ice on Friday in what has become an annual tradition. He played in the "Legends" team with Russian hockey stars such as Slava Fetisov and Pavel Bure.

Putin got the puck through the goal line eight times. His teammate, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, scored three goals.

The opposing team consisted of high-profile amateur players, including Putin's childhood friend, tycoon Gennady Timchenko, billionaire Vladimir Potanin and several Russian governors.


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