HELSINKI, Nov. 13
Russian national hockey team won the Karjala Cup — Finnish stage of Euro Tour by winning the third match of the Czech team.
The meeting, held in Helsinki on Sunday, ended in victory for the team Zinetula Bilyaletdinov 2-1. The Czechs opened the scoring in the 28th minute effort Peter Nedved. Russians restored parity through an accurate cast of Alexander Radulov in the 55th minute. The victory of the Russian team brought washer Yevgeny Kuznetsov, abandoned for 10 seconds before the end of regular time.
The first period was not scored goals, but scoring chances were the teams. Rivals twice received the numerical advantage, but were unable to use it. The third in removal of the Russian team in the second period brought success to the Czechs. Goal to transfer Alesha Kotalika Nedved scored a veteran team — 39-year-old striker has sent a powerful throw the puck under the crossbar over the shoulder shot of Russians Konstantin Barulin.
A great chance to level the score Russians introduced midway through the third period, when Sergei Shirokov and Radulov out two in one. Russia striker played a combination of a hitch, but the Czechs Jakub Kovarzh, creating a miracle saved his team from the goal. Five minutes before the end of regular time, it’s time to use the Russians too much. Radulov, getting the puck on the patch from Ilya Zubov, used his chance, scoring his fourth goal in the Karjala Cup. The winning goal after a prolonged attack by clicking powerful Kuznetsov scored.
Earlier, the Russian team got the better of the teams of Finland in shootouts (2-1) and Sweden (4:1).