IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 15 Dec 2021

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

In the opening match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, Russia survived a late onslaught against Canada, emerging victorious by a score of 4-3 at the CSKA Arena in Moscow.

The two teams immediately started competing at a fast tempo, creating plenty of opportunities and attacking at any given opportunity.

Russia made the breakthrough within five minutes.

Lurking between the faceoff circles, the unmarked Yegor Korshkov took control of the puck and sent a rasping wrister over the stricken Justin Pogge in the Canadian net.

The hosts pressed Canada throughout the opening frame, with the skillful Kirill Marchenko particularly lively. Canada were also creating chances, though, and our goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov had to make a handful of difficult saves with the opponents creating problems for our team on the counter-attack.

Canada tallied their equalizer on the powerplay in the eighth minute of the second period after making a strong start to the frame.

Unmarked on the right flank, defenceman Brandon Gormley sent a clever wrister under Fedotov.

Nevertheless, that goal only resulted in waking the Russians up again, as the home team instantly reinstated their lead a mere 25 seconds later.

At the blue line, Alexander Yelesin decided to try his luck, and his low effort snuck past Pogge who just couldnโ€™t prevent the puck from crossing the line.

Following that goal, Russia began to run the play again, protecting the puck inside the attacking zone effectively and testing Pogge on a regular basis. With a mere six seconds remaining in the second stanza, Nikita Nesterov unleashed an unstoppable one-timer beyond Pogge on the powerplay to deservedly increase the Russian lead to two goals.

That lead was promptly extended to three in the first minute of the third period.

Marchenko brilliantly robbed Pogge of the puck behind the net, found the unmarked Vadim Shipachyov on the doorstep with an intelligent pass, and the latter hit the jackpot with the goalkeeper unable to get back in position in time.

However, Canada werenโ€™t prepared to go down without a fight. Presented with an odd-man rush in the 48th minute, they registered their second goal with the unmarked Daniel Audette giving Fedotov no chance.

The Canadians subsequently made it a nervy finish. After pulling their goaltender, they halved the deficit to one in the penultimate minute, as Eric Oโ€™Dell successfully connected with Mat Robinsonโ€™s intelligent feed across the slot.

Canada crashed Fedotovโ€™s net with intent during the concluding minute after swapping Pogge for the extra skater again. But, with our goalkeeper standing tall to the challenge, our team held on for dear life.

1st Period
04:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Korshkov
15:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Audette, high sticking
19:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Murphy, cross checking

2nd Period
27:07 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Sharipzyanov, tripping
27:51 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Gormley (Robinson, Tambellini)
28:16 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Yelesin (K. Marchenko, Chibisov)
31:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Currie, tripping
39:21 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Beck, tripping
39:53 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PP GOAL – Nesterov (Anisimov)

3rd Period
40:20 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Shipachyov (K. Marchenko)
47:10 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Audette (Knight)
58:38 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ EA GOAL – O’Dell (Robinson, Spooner)

W: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Fedotov (28-31)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Pogge (31-35)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 10+12+13 = 35
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 10+6+15 = 31

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Timur Bilyalov, Ivan Fedotov. Defence: Alexei Marchenko, Nikita Nesterov, Alexander Nikishin, Damir Sharipzyanov, Vyacheslav Voinov, Yegor Yakovlev (C), Alexander Yelesin. Forwards: Artyom Anisimov, Andrei Chibisov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Alexander Kadeikin, Pavel Karnaukhov, Artur Kayumov, Yegor Korshkov, Kirill Marchenko, Sergei Plotnikov (A), Kirill Semyonov, Vadim Shipachyov (A), Sergei Tolchinski, Danil Vovchenko.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Edward Pasquale, Justin Pogge. Defence: Jason Demers, Morgan Ellis, Chay Genoway, John Gilmour, Brandon Gormley, Trevor Murphy, Mat Robinson (C), Reece Scalett. Forwards: Daniel Audette, Taylor Beck, Josh Currie, Landon Ferraro, Eric Fehr, Tyler Graovac, Corban Knight, Cody Kunyk, Philippe Maillet, Eric O’Dell (A), Ryan Spooner, Adam Tambellini, Jordan Weal.

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUSSIA vs. CANADA (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
new champion
(previous 30 Apr 2021)
Last Title reign ends
(since 06 Jun 2021)
473 All-Time Wins
54 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 13 ties)
25 wins
First IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย URSย 7-2 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย โ€“ 07 Mar 1954 โ€“ WC โ€“ Stockholmย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-2ย RUSย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย โ€“ 20 May 2017 โ€“ WC โ€“ Cologneย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-2 FINย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (OT) โ€“ 06 Jun 2021 โ€“ WC โ€“ Rฤซgaย ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปย ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 1-0 SWEย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย โ€“ 16 Dec 2021 โ€“ COC โ€“ Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Article Credit: FHR
Photo Credit: FHRย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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