From Slava Malamud on Heavy Medal :
Saturday afternoon's Team Russia practice featured a switch-around in the top two lines, with Pavel Datsyuk moving to pivot Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afinogenov. This means that Evgeni Malkin will take his place on the top line, setting up the long-anticipated partnership between the Penguins superstar and the Capitals' dynamic duo of Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin.
After the practice, Ovechkin commented on his new center:
"How do I like [playing with Malkin]? If we were to put you on the line with him, you would like it too."