IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soviet Union 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (SO) – 05 Aug 1990

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soviet Union 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย (SO)
Goodwill Games Gold Medal Game
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sunday, 05 August 1990

The Soviet Union needed a penalty-shot shootout to beat the United States, 4-3, at the Tacoma Dome and win the Goodwill Games hockey Gold medal.

It was the closest the Americans have come to beating a Soviet national team in an international event since 1980 and the Miracle on Ice in the Lake Placid Olympics.

The United States led, 3-2, in the final minute, but Valeri Kamenski sent the game into overtime with his third goal with 21 seconds left.

In the shootout used for the Goodwill Games after a scoreless 10-minute overtime, the Soviets outscored the U.S. team, 2-0, through four shots. Alexander Semak and Dmytro Khrystych beat goaltender Guy Hebert, who made four saves to preserve the shootout win over Canada Saturday.

The Americans were trying to protect their slim lead late in the third period when Kamenski took a cross-ice pass and fired a slap shot past Hebert to complete his hat trick. Both teams were down a man.

The Soviets stepped up offensive pressure in the overtime, taking the kind of clear, hard shots on goal largely denied them in regulation. Several spectacular saves by Hebert prevented a score.

The Soviet Union had scored first on a goal by Kamenski 4:29 into the game.

But the Americans, routed, 10-1, by the Soviets in the preliminary round, played tough defence, seldom allowing the Soviets a clear shot at Hebert. The Soviets had 36 shots in regulation to just 17 by the United States, but few of the shots were from close-range.

The United States bounced back in the second period, scoring twice in quick succession, to the delight of a capacity crowd of 17,442, which chanted “U.S.A., U.S.A.!” waved American flags and booed loudly at every perceived Soviet infraction.

Tim Sweeneyโ€™s slapshot after he was fed the puck from the corner behind the Soviet net tied the game at 6:23.

Less than a minute later, David Emma of Boston College passed to C.J. Young of Harvard, whose shot from in front of the net got past goaltender Artลซrsย Irbe.

With both teams short a man, Kamenski tied it 2-2 at 15:09, taking the puck down the ice and firing it past Hebert from the left.

But 33 seconds later, Emma beat the Soviet defenders down the middle of the ice after blocking a shot and beat Irbe at short range.

1st Period
00:45 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Keczmer, high sticking
04:29 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Kamenski (Khrystych, Konstantinov)
15:30 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Sandelin, cross checking
18:08 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Konstantinov, high sticking

2nd Period
21:57 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Zhamnov, tripping
26:23 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Sweeney (McNeil, Keczmer)
27:46 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Young (Emma)
30:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – McNeil, roughing
34:13 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Byakin, roughing
34:13 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Nesich, roughing
35:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Kamenski
35:42 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Emma

3rd Period
48:46 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Byakin, high sticking
51:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Davidson, holding
55:12 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Tatarinov, roughing
55:12 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Amonte, roughing
57:41 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Keczmer, high sticking
57:41 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Kozlov, high sticking
59:39 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Kamenski (Tatarinov, Nemchinov)

66:52 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Keczmer, delay of game

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Semak scored
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sweeney stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kamenski stopped
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Amonte missed
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Khrystych scored
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Harlow missed
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Bure stopped
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sacco stopped

W: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Irbe (18-21)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Hebert (41-44)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 13+11+12+7+1 = 44
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 5+5+7+4+0 = 21

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Oleg Bratash, Artลซrsย Irbe. Defence: Alexei Gusarov, Vladimir Konstantinov (C), Igor Kravchuk, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Selyanin, Alexander Smirnov, Mikhail Tatarinov. Forwards: Pavel Bure, Vyacheslav Butsayev, Ilya Byakin, Yevgeni Davydov, Valeri Kamenski, Dmytro Khrystych, Andrei Kovalenko, Andrei Kovalyov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Sergei Nemchinov, Alexander Semak, Alexei Zhamnov.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Guyย Hebert, Ray LeBlanc.ย Defence:ย Duaneย Joyce, Dan Keczmer, Ian Kidd, Todd Richards, Scott Sandelin (A), Paul Stanton, Carl Valimont.ย Forwards:ย Tony Amonte, Lee Davidson, David Emma, Scot Harlow, Jim Johansson (C), Steve Johnson, Shawn McEachern, Mike McNeil, Jim Nesich, Joe Sacco, Tim Sweeney, C.J. Young.

current champion
since 22 Jul 1990)
Last Title
22 Jul 1990
321 All-Time Wins
24 wins Head-To-Head
3 wins
First IHLC Meeting (URS vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 3-0 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 02 Mar 1955 โ€“ WC โ€“ Krefeld ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (URS vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 10-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 30 Jul 1990 โ€“ GG โ€“ Kennewick ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 4-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 04 Aug 1990 โ€“ GG โ€“ Tacoma ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 4-2 TCH ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 02 Nov 1990 โ€“ EX โ€“ Frรฝdek-Mรญstek ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Article Credit: Los Angeles Times
Photo Credit: Mark Maxwellย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC



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