Earlier today, Chesnokov has provided us with a translation of an interview Sovetsky's Mikhail Bykov did with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin following the team's loss earlier this week to the San Jose Sharks. In that same article, Bykov also talked to San Jose Sharks goalie, Evgeni Nabokov.
And you were on vacation. There were hardly any shots against you.
"You can only dream of a vacation when there is Crosby and Malkin on the ice. Their shots are always dangerous. There is no time to relax even a little bit. I tried not to lose my concentration."
What's behind this good start to the Sharks' season? New coach?
"We changed our game completely. And the atmosphere inside the team changed..."
Changed for the better?
"I would not want to analyze this now. Let's see what the result will be at the end on the season. Last year we also had a great team, and the previous coach Ron Wilson did a good job. No, let's wait until June. Then we will count our chickens."