• Despite missing the start of the year with a broken collarbone he sustained in training camp, Zharkov bounced back to record 36 points (23-13—36) in his first season in the OHL and rank third on Belleville in goals. He registered three points (1-2--3) in six playoff games.
• Zharkov competed for Team Russia at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, posting five points (1-4--5) in six games.
• He split to the 2010-11 season between Serebryanie LVI St. Petersburg (MHL) and the Tri-City Storm (USHL). Zharkov recorded three points (1-2--3) in 12 games for St. Petersburg and 11 points (8-3--11) in 36 games for Tri-City.
• Zharkov started playing hockey when he was four and credits his parents for having the biggest influence on his career – “[I] always spend time with my dad and he encourage[s] me. Always talk with mom after game.”
NHL team: Detroit Red Wings/Washington Capitals NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk Shootout move: Quick shot Goal celebration: One-knee dust Video game: NHL /Need for Speed Movie: Warrior Actress: Angelina Jolie Website: Russian Facebook Pump-up song: “Burn It to the Ground” by Nickelback Home-cooked meal: Chicken with cheese and bacon/Salmon with white sauce Activity away from the rink: Listening to music and relaxing
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild