Russian President Vladimir Putin scores eight goals in all-star hockey game

Russian President Vladimir Putin scores eight goals in all-star hockey game

Russian president Vladimir Putin took a break from worldwide affairs on Friday to play in an annual exhibition hockey game in Sochi.

After the match, Putin and his teammates were doing a lap of honour, when the President skated into a red carpet on the ice.

Still the Russian leader scored eight goals during the game, likely softening the blow to his ego.

TMZ reports Putin nearly doubled his output from previous year, when he scored "only" five goals.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was left red-faced after he fell over in front of a packed ice rink on Friday.

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He saluted the crowd and gave an obligatory wave to the fans in the stands watching him as well.

The Russian leader, as he has the past few years, played with a team known as "Legends" on Friday.

Skating alongside Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian hockey greats such as Pavel Bure and Igor Larionov, Putin helped his side to an emphatic 14-7 win in the Night Hockey League. The squad's lineup includes a number of former National Hockey League players and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who scored three goals this year.

Putin was prepared to meet Kim as he got off his train, but it overshot when pulling into the stop. They faced off against a team of Russian politicians and business executives.

Needless to say, if the kids I played against in minor hockey were this bad, I'd be playing for the Montreal Canadiens right now.

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