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Putin scores 5 goals in exhibition game

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin scored five goals in an exhibition hockey game with former NHL stars on Thursday.

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In what has become an annual tradition given ample airtime on state TV, Putin played on a ''Legends of Hockey'' team alongside big names of the past such as Pavel Bure and Slava Fetisov.

The opposition was comprised of amateur players, plus a governor and a pro-Putin billionaire. Putin's team won the mostly slow-paced game 12-7.

Five goals was on the low side by Putin's standards - he scored eight in the 2015 game and seven last year. The 65-year-old Russian president took up hockey late in life after being a keen judo competitor in his youth.

Amateur-league hockey players set a ''wonderful example'' for ordinary Russians, Putin said, adding ''thanks to you, millions of people make a choice in favor of a healthy lifestyle.''

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