January 3, NHL team Evgeni Malkin “Pittsburgh penguins” played in the away match against “new York Rangers”. Russian hockey player was denied a mourning armband in memory of the tragedy in Magnitogorsk.
In an interview with Russian sports publication Malkin told that at one time lived in Magnitogorsk on the street, where the tragedy occurred December 31, 2018, the resource LIGAnewsx.
32-year-old hockey player before the match in new York filed a request to the NHL that they were allowed to go to the match with the mourning band on the sweater. The League said Malkin’s refusal. However, the player was able to discuss the situation with the Manager of “Pittsburgh”. As a result, Malkin was allowed to go on the ice in skates with the inscription support the victims of the tragedy in Magnitogorsk.
The victory was celebrated by the team of Evgeni Malkin, who beat “Banderov” with the score 7:2.
Tonight, Evgeni Malkin’s skates have a special message on them in support of all of those affected by the deadly explosion in his hometown of Magnitogorsk, Russia.
The rough translation on each skate is “Magnitogorsk we are with you” and “Magnitogorsk you are in my heart”. pic.twitter.com/abojfJprvM
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 3, 2019