IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 11 Feb 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Beijer Hockey Games
Malmö Arena, Malmö 🇸🇪
Thursday, 11 February 2021

In the first match of the third stage of the Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team emerged victorious against Finland in Malmö, Sweden, claiming a narrow 3-2 win.

Excellent markers from Artyom Minulin and Ivan Chekhovich opened up a commanding two-goal lead for Russia in the first period. In the second, Finland did claw one back after a mistake in the attacking zone, but Vladimir Butuzov subsequently grabbed a third for our team when converting a one-on-one chance.

During the closing stages, the Finns halved the deficit again after pulling goalkeper Harri Säteri for the extra skater, but it made little difference to the outcome as Russia held on.

Goaltender Alexander Samonov made 20 saves in the Russian net.

Russia will now prepare to face hosts Sweden on Saturday.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
13:31 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Minulin (Chekhovich, Zhafyarov)
16:06 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Chekhovich (Zhafyarov, Zborovski)
18:59 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Bardakov, high sticking
19:59 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Saarijärvi, slashing

2nd Period
33:52 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Innala (Ojamäki)
35:18 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Minulin, hooking

3rd Period
42:37 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Butuzov (Kovalenko)
51:03 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Butuzov, tripping
52:30 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Samonov, delay of game
59:38 – 🇫🇮 EA GOAL – Puustinen (Leino, Karjalainen)

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇷🇺 Samonov (20-22)
L: 🇫🇮 Säteri (13-16)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇷🇺 7+4+5 = 16
🇫🇮 1+7+14 = 22

ROSTERS
🇷🇺 Goaltenders: Alexander Samonov, Danil Tarasov. Defence: Alexander Alexeyev, Nikita Chibrikov, Kirill Kirsanov, Artyom Minulin, Danil Misyul, Danil Pylenkov, Sergei Zborovski, Danil Zhuravlyov. Forwards: Zakhar Bardakov, Vladimir Butuzov, Ivan Chekhovich, Maxim Groshev, Marat Khusnutdinov, Nikolai Kovalenko, Pavel Kraskovski (A), Vitali Kravtsov, Vasili Podkolzin (A), Sergei Shmelev, Maxim Sorkin, Damir Zhafyarov (C).
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Janne Juvonen, Harri Säteri. Defence: Valtteri Kemiläinen, Miika Koivisto (C), Petteri Nikkilä, Axel Rindell, Vili Saarijärvi, Robin Salo, Tony Sund, Juuso Vainio. Forwards: Miro Aaltonen (A), Kasper Björkqvist, Hannes Björninen, Jere Innala, Jere Karjalainen, Robert Leino, Anton Lundell, Markus Nurmi, Niko Ojamäki, Juuso Puustinen, Mikael Ruohomaa (A), Peter Tiivola, Teemu Turunen.

🇷🇺 RUSSIA (C)
vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since 08 Nov 2020)
Last Title 08 Feb 2020
466 All-Time Wins
121
75 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 4 ties)
16 wins
First IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. FIN)
🇷🇺 URS 8-3 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08 Feb 1957 – EX – Tampere 🇫🇮
Previous IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. FIN)
🇷🇺 RUS 5-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 20 Dec 2020 – COC – Moscow 🇷🇺
Last IHLC Game
🇷🇺 RUS 5-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 20 Dec 2020 – COC – Moscow 🇷🇺
Next IHLC Game
🇷🇺 RUS 2-1 SWE 🇸🇪 (SO) – 13 Feb 2021 – BHG – Malmö 🇸🇪

Article Credit: FHR
Photo Credit: FHRIIHFHHOFIOC

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