IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 1-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 16 Dec 2021

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 1-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 16 December 2021

In a tight, tense contest, Russia edged Sweden in the second match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, holding on to claim an important 1-0 victory at the CSKA Arena.

The Swedes had the better of the first period.

In truth, they should have struck gold in the first minute of proceedings, as Gustav Rydahl could only thump the puck against Ivan Fedotovโ€™s body at point-blank range after our goalkeeper had mistakenly expected an icing call.

On an odd-man rush, Malte Strรถmwall later passed up a glorious opportunity for Sweden, blasting off target with only the goaltender to beat. At the other end, the Russiansโ€™ best spell of play was witnessed during an early powerplay, with Nikita Gusev and Sergei Plotnikov coming close from inviting positions. Fedotov was the busier goaltender in the opening frame as he was forced into 10 saves in comparison to Magnus Hellbergโ€™s seven.

The manner of the game didnโ€™t change in the second period.

Sweden continued to play on the front foot and create the majority of the opportunities. After defensive errors, Strรถmwall, Rydahl and Dmytro Timashov all had clear chances for the Swedes, but Fedotov came to the rescue for the hosts with a handful of difficult stops. Towards the end of a somewhat uneventful stanza, Russia were gifted a powerplay chance to begin generating attacking traction, however Hellberg calmly dealt with the challenge in the Swedish net.

The breakthrough was eventually made in the eighth minute of the third period.

On the counter-attack, Gusev picked out the onrushing Vyacheslav Voinov with an intelligent pass, who managed to carefully slide the puck over the line with Hellberg unable to freeze it.

The rest of the match predictably saw Sweden throw everything at the Russians. Nevertheless, despite pulling Hellberg for the extra skater with more than two minutes remaining in the frame and carving open a number of excellent chances, the away team simply couldnโ€™t find that elusive equalizer with Fedotov in unbeatable form.

1st Period
00:28 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Larsson, tripping
04:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Plotnikov, tripping

2nd Period
35:15 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Almqvist, holding

3rd Period
47:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Voinov (Gusev, Tkachyov)

W: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Fedotov (25-25)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Hellberg (34-35)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 10+8+17 = 35
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 7+9+9 = 25

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Ivan Fedotov, Alexander Samonov. Defence: Semyon Chistyakov, Nikita Nesterov, Alexander Nikishin, Damir Sharipzyanov, Vyacheslav Voinov, Yegor Yakovlev (C), Alexander Yelesin. Forwards: Andrei Chibisov, Artyom Galimov, Arseni Gritsyuk, Nikita Gusev, Pavel Karnaukhov, Artur Kayumov, Kirill Marchenko, Ivan Morozov, Sergei Plotnikov, Kirill Semyonov, Vadim Shipachyov, Vladimir A. Tkachyov, Sergei Tolchinski.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Magnus Hellberg, Adam Reideborn. Defence: Adam Almqvist, Lukas Bengtsson, Oscar Engsund, Julius Hultstrรถm, Lawrence Pilut, Jonathan Pudas. Forwards: Jacob de la Rose, Pontus Holmberg, Linus Johansson (C), Emil Larsson, Oscar Lindberg, Joakim Nygรฅrd, Fredrik Olofsson, Emil Pettersson, Gustav Rydahl, Malte Strรถmwall, Dmytro Timashov, Anton Wedin.

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUSSIA (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(since 15 Dec 2021)
Last Title 27 May 2021
474 All-Time Wins
99 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 2-1 SWEย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย (SO) โ€“ 13 Feb 2021 โ€“ BHG โ€“ Malmรถย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 4-3 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย โ€“ 15 Dec 2021 โ€“ COC โ€“ Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 5-2 CZEย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย โ€“ 18 Dec 2021 โ€“ COC โ€“ Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Article Credit: FHR
Photo Credit: FHRย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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