IHLC Results – United States 13-1 Russia – Apr. 18, 2011

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usa-11 United States 13-1 Russia russia-11
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Hallenstadion, Zürich switzerland-11
Monday, April 18, 2011

Team USA scored five goals in the middle part of the first period and coasted to a 13-1 win over Russia this afternoon at Hallenstadion.

Hilary Knight led the way with three goals and three assists while the other goals came from nine different skaters. Yekaterina Lebedeva scored the only Russian goal, late in the second period.

The U.S. will now play Sweden for top spot in Group A and a bye to the semi-finals while the Russians will face the Slovakians also on Wednesday, the loser having to play in the Relegation Round.

“We tried to keep our intensity up knowing the game isn’t over until we hear the third period buzzer goes off and we have more goals than they do,” Knight said. “We tried to win the 50-50 battles and think about our eventual goal which is the gold-medal game.”

Two of Knight’s goals came on one-timers on the power play from her off wing, perfect feeds at the top of the faceoff circle. “Chuey [Julie Chu] fed me the puck extremely well tonight and I was just lucky enough to be in the right spot,” Knight said. “We’re kind of figuring things out – we only came together a couple of weeks ago, so we’re just trying to figure out what works.”

The game was frequently slowed by penalty calls, 19 in total. In all, the Americans counted five of their goals with the extra man and outshot the Russians 57-20. A beleaguered Valentina Ostrovlyanchik was in goal for the full 60 minutes and 13 goals, while Molly Schaus played her first game of WW 2011 and picked up the victory.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:55 – russia-11 PEN – Dyubanok, delay of game
07:03 – usa-11 PP GOAL – Knight (Duggan, Chu)
09:25 – usa-11 GOAL – Schleper (Coyne, Decker)
10:42 – usa-11 GOAL – Chu (Schmidgall)
12:14 – usa-11 GOAL – Ruggiero (Decker)
15:01 – usa-11 PEN – Engstrom, body checking
15:21 – usa-11 SH GOAL – Duggan
17:31 – usa-11 PEN – Schmidgall, interference

2nd Period
20:21 – usa-11 PEN – Schmidgall, hooking
21:24 – usa-11 PEN – Decker, tripping
25:20 – russia-11 PEN – Vafina, holding
26:20 – usa-11 PP GOAL – Cahow (Knight, Coyne)
28:16 – russia-11 PEN – Shukina, holding
31:17 – russia-11 PEN – Gavrilova, cross checking
31:33 – usa-11 PP GOAL – Knight (Duggan, Chu)
31:56 – usa-11 GOAL – Decker (Knight)
37:08 – usa-11 PEN – Pucci, holding
39:59 – russia-11 GOAL – Lebedeva (Terentieva)

3rd Period
41:29 – usa-11 PEN – Schleper, hooking
43:04 – usa-11 PEN – Bellamy, delay of game
45:59 – russia-11 PEN – Kapustina, body checking
46:41 – usa-11 PP GOAL – Knight (Chu, Duggan)
48:07 – usa-11 GOAL – Stack (Marvin, Steadman)
49:00 – usa-11 PEN – Decker, abuse of official
49:22 – russia-11 PEN – Gavrilova, holding
50:35 – usa-11 GOAL – Coyne (Knight, Engstrom)
51:55 – usa-11 GOAL – Bellamy (Stack, Marvin)
53:58 – usa-11 PEN – Stack, boarding
55:07 – russia-11 PEN – Dyubanok, high sticking
55:15 – russia-11 PEN – Polunina, boarding
55:40 – usa-11 PP GOAL – Ruggiero (Decker, Marvin)
59:04 – russia-11 PEN – Khomich, hooking
59:51 – usa-11 PEN – Cahow, slashing

GOALTENDERS
W: usa-11 Schaus (19-20)
L: russia-11 Ostrovlyanchik (44-57)

SHOTS ON GOAL
usa-11 16+25+16 = 57
russia-11 5+7+8 = 20

ROSTERS
usa-11 Goaltenders: Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy, Caitlin Cahow, Molly Engstrom, Josephine Pucci, Angela Ruggiero (A), Anne Schleper. Forwards: Julie Chu (A), Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin, Jenny Schmidgall (C), Jen Schoullis, Kelli Stack, Kelley Steadman.
russia-11 Goaltenders: Valentina Ostrovlyanchik, Anna Prugova. Defence: Inna Dyubanok, Alexandra Kapustina, Alyona Khomich, Zoya Polunina, Anna Shukina, Svetlana Tkachyova. Forwards: Tatyana Burina (C), Iya Gavrilova (A), Yekaterina Lebedeva, Olga Semenets, Marina Sergina, Galina Skiba, Yekaterina Smolentseva (A), Yekaterina Solovyova, Olga Sosina, Svetlana Terentieva, Alexandra Vafina.

usa-11 UNITED STATES (C) vs. RUSSIA russia-11
current champion
(since 04/08/2011
)
Last Title 01/05/2009
77 All-Time Wins
1
6 wins Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. RUS)
usa-11 USA 9-0 RUS russia-11 – 03/29/2001 – EX – Mankato usa-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. RUS)
usa-11 USA 8-0 RUS russia-11 – 04/01/2004 – WWC – Halifax canada1965-11
Last IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 5-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/17/2011 – WWC – Zürich switzerland-11
Next IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 9-1 SWE sweden-11 – 04/20/2011 – WWC – Winterthur switzerland-11

Article Credit: IIHF
Photo Credit: USA Hockey – IIHFHHOFIOC

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