The Russian forward of “Montreal Canadiens” scored three points and was first star home match of the regular championship of National hockey League (NHL) against “Philadelphia”, ended with the score 3:1.
Migrated from Russia across the ocean 30-year-old striker scored one goal and gave two assists. The fans in the Bell Centre after the final whistle, chanted his name and gave a standing ovation, according to NHL.com.
“I had goosebumps, said Radulov. – Of course, it is very nice. Nice to get such a reception. I’ve said before but I’ll say it again: hockey is played for the fans. If they weren’t, we’d never played. Good that they support us even in the best days. They make us go forward.”
Radulov returned to the NHL after a four year break, during which the forward played for CSKA Moscow. In the period from 2006 to 2008 and in 2012, the Russians played in the NHL for the Nashville.
“I give the game 100 percent, – said the winner. Honestly, for me it was hard to be back in this League. I appreciate that the General Manager gave me a chance. I am 30 years old. I’m still young, but did not play in the NHL is actually eight years. The League has changed, there are many new players, so I have to work really hard”.
In the previous five meetings for the “Canadiens” the Russian was one of the best on the ice, but earned only two points for a goal and transfer. Montreal won the first five matches of the season out of six and is currently the best team in the League.