Russian star forward Yevgeni Kuznetsov, a two-time World Champion and World Junior Champion with the Big Red Machine, today was handed a four year ban from international competition by the International Ice Hockey Federation, after a video surfaced earlier this summer of Kuznetsov ingesting cocaine.
00:53 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Caderoth, hooking
07:44 – 🇫🇮 PEN – team, too many players
10:31 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Kakkonen, slashing
11:04 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Johansson, slashing
15:36 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Hatakka (Maccelli, Aaltonen)
18:05 – 🇸🇪 EA GOAL – Costmar (Andersson)
The game started with a four-goal first period as Finland and Sweden netted two goals apiece. Sweden’s Samuel Fagemo starting the scoring 7:44 into the frame when he converted a 2-on-0 break over the shoulder of Finnish netminder Justus Annunen.
The U.S. nearly opened the scoring six minutes in when Trevor Janicke skated down the left wall and fired a shot on goal that rolled over the shoulder of Finnish goaltender Jasper Patrikainen and fell inside the backside of his jersey before crossing the goal line.
The schedule for the 2020 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland, returning to the nation for the first time since Bern and Kloten hosted in 2009.
The 2019-20 Euro Hockey Tour schedule has been revealed to follow a nearly identical cadence to the previous year, with Czechia, Russia, Finland and Sweden starting up this season’s tournament in November.
04:31 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Kučeřík, tripping
07:42 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Salonen, slashing
08:48 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lundell, slashing
12:14 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Erholtz, interference
13:07 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Teplý
13:27 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Klejna, kneeing