- Russian president downward goalscoring trend continues
- Putin’s Legends of Hockey team wins 12-7 in exhibition game
It appears rumours of Vladimir Putin’s invincibility may have been exaggerated as the Russian president only managed to score five of his team’s 12 goals during an exhibition ice hockey game on Thursday.
That tally continues a worrying trend for the Russia president. Putin plays regularly for the Legends of Hockey team in a game given wide coverage on Russian state TV. Playing alongside former NHL players, Putin scored eight goals in 2015 and seven last year, meaning the 65-year-old’s hopes of playing professionally now appear to be slipping.