IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (SO) โ€“ 17 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (SO)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 17 December 2020

In a pulsating encounter, Russia outlasted Sweden at the Channel One Cup, claiming a thrilling 4-3 victory in a lengthy penalty shootout in Moscow.

The Channel One Cup is the second stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour.

Russia came out with real energy inside the Legends Park. Throughout the first period, our players held the initiative and created a handful of golden opportunities, with Alexei Marchenko and Nikita Lyamkin both smacking the pipe. Nevertheless, SKA Saint Petersburg goalkeeper Magnus Hellberg was standing firm in the Swedish net despite the Russian pressing, notably pulling off a stunning glove save to deny Andrei Chibisov. Sweden rarely tested Alexander Samonov with the visitors largely relying on counter-attack opportunities.

In the early stages of the first period, Hellberg did have to be briefly replaced by Anders Lindbรคck as a consequence of problems with his equipment, but the 29-year-old soon took his place in goal again.

The manner of the match dramatically changed in the second stanza.

All of a sudden, Sweden began playing on the front foot, and their intense pressing quickly resulted in an opening goal in the 25th minute. Lurking on the doorstep, Traktor Chelyabinsk forward Pontus ร…berg made a deft tip on the puck, deceiving Samonov in the process to give the Swedes their craved breakthrough.

The away team went on to dominate the period. Protecting the puck in our zone for long periods, Sweden created wonderful chances at will with flowing play, however Samonov came to the rescue for Russia with alert saves to keep the difference at one.

Saves which proved crucial.

With the second period approaching its conclusion, Andrei Kuzmenko grabbed an equalizer against the run of play for Russia, reacting quickest to tap the loose puck over the line.

The match really did burst into life in the third period.

Seven minutes into the frame, Emil Pettersson sent a rasping wrister under Samonovโ€™s glove, but Russia promptly conjured up a perfect response. On the counter, Nikita Soshnikov went top shelf on Hellberg when alone on the right faceoff circle, before Vadim Shipachyov gave Russia their maiden lead of the day on a power play after Sweden had been punished for an unsuccessful coachโ€™s challenge against our second goal.

Sweden refused to lie down, though, and they took the match into overtime as Emil Larssonโ€™s effort just had enough power to creep through Samonov with less than five minutes remaining on the clock.

Few chances were witnessed in the ensuing extra frame with the teams not willing to take any risks.

In the penalty shootout, eight rounds were required after Soshnikov and Larsson had exchanged goals, and it was Kuzmenko who won the match for Russia as he emphatically lifted his shot over Hellberg.

Russia will now prepare to face the Czech Republic on Saturday in the second game of the competition.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
12:49 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Burdasov, tripping
17:35 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Pรครคjรคrvi, hooking

2nd Period
24:12 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช GOAL – ร…berg (Dahlbeck, Rasmussen)
34:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Kuzmenko (Morozov, Yakovlev)
39:27 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Tkachyov, hooking

3rd Period
43:44 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Lรถรถv, holding
46:36 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช GOAL – Pettersson (ร…berg, Kempe)
49:17 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Soshnikov (Yakovlev, Shipachyov)
49:17 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Pilut, delay of game
50:44 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PP GOAL – Shipachyov (Chibisov, Morozov)
51:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Chibisov, roughing
51:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Fantenberg, roughing
52:40 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Ozhiganov, cross checking
55:33 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช GOAL – Larsson (Fantenberg)

Overtime
none

Shootout
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Kempe stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Morozov stopped
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Pettersson stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kuzmenko stopped
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Rasmussen stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soshnikov scored
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Larsson scored
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Yakovlev stopped
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Pรครคjรคrvi stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Zernov stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soshnikov missed
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Larsson stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Morozov missed
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ร…bergย stopped
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kuzmenko scored
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Kempe missed

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Samonov (19-22)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Hellberg (23-27), Lindbรคck (0-0)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย 8+4+13+1+1 = 27
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย 3+12+7+0+0 = 22

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Ivan Fedotov, Alexander Samonov. Defence: Danila Galenyuk, Alexander Kadeikin, Nikita Lyamkin, Alexei Marchenko, Igor Ozhiganov, Rushan Rafikov, Yegor Yakovlev (A), Dmitri Yudin. Forwards: Anton Burdasov (A), Andrei Chibisov, Pavel Karnaukhov, Yegor Korshkov, Andrei Kuzmenko, Maxim Mamin, Ivan Morozov, Vadim Shipachyov (C), Nikita Soshnikov, Vladimir E. Tkachyov, Dmitri Voronkov, Denis Zernov.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Magnus Hellberg, Anders Lindbรคck. Defence: Lukas Bengtsson, Klas Dahlbeck (A), Oscar Fantenberg (A), Viktor Lรถรถv, Lawrence Pilut, Jonathan Pudas. Forwards: Jonatan Berggren, Jacob Berglund, Jesper Frรถdรฉn, Linus Johansson, Mario Kempe, Emil Larsson, Oscar Lindberg, Magnus Pรครคjรคrvi, Emil Pettersson, Denis Rasmussen (C), Andreas Wingerli, Pontus ร…berg.

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUSSIA (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(since 08 Nov 2020)
Last Title 04 May 2019
463 All-Time Wins
203
97 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 9 ties)
39 wins
First IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย URS 3-0 SWEย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย โ€“ 26 Dec 1954 โ€“ EX โ€“ Stockholmย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 7-4 SWEย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย โ€“ 21 May 2019 โ€“ WC โ€“ Bratislavaย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 3-0 CZEย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย โ€“ 08 Nov 2020 โ€“ KT โ€“ Helsinkiย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS 4-1 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 19 Dec 2020 โ€“ COC โ€“ Moscow ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Article Credit: FHR
Photo Credit: FHR –ย IIHFHHOFIOC

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