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2005 World Championship

Host city: Vienna & Innsbruck, Austria
April 30 – May 15, 2005
RESULT: BRONZE MEDAL

After a disastrous showing at the 2004 World Championship and at the World Cup of Hockey, Russia assembled its most talented squad in years, coached by Dynamo Moscow’s Vladimir Krikunov, for the 2005 World Championship. Most teams had above-average rosters due to the NHL lockout. After cruising undefeated through the round-robin games, the team’s real test came in the medal round. Russia survived a 2-0 deficit to beat Finland in a shootout in the quarterfinal. The semifinal against Canada was a dramatic addition to the historic rivalry of the hockey superpowers. Canada was on the verge of handing Russia a devastating embarrassment, leading 4-0 by the first half of the game. Russia turned the tables to dominate the next half of the game, but Canadian goalie Martin Brodeur kept Russia from making a successful comeback. Having beaten Sweden at the Euro Tour final only weeks before, Russia had no problem handling Sweden again. Alexei Kovalev was selected as the tournament’s best forward. This was only the third World Championship medal for post-Soviet Russia. Despite failing to come in first place, Russia demonstrated that with such a young and talented team it was ready to win many more medals in the next 5-10 years. As well, Russia was the only team to beat the tournament’s champion, Czech Republic.

Game 1: Russia 4 – Austria 2
Goals: Ovechkin (Malkin), Kharitonov, Kovalev (Markov), Kovalchuk – Setsinger (Kalt, Viveiros), Divis (Unterluggauer)
Shots: Russia 36 – Austria 25
Saves: Sokolov 23 – Brueckler 31
PIM: Russia 14 – Austria 12

Game 2: Russia 3 – Slovakia 3
Goals: Nepryaev (Antipov), Markov (Karpovtsev), Kozlov (Kovalchuk) – Palffy (Strbak), Hossa (Stumpel, Strbak), Visnovsky (Palffy, Orszagh)
Shots: Russia 31 – Slovakia 22
Saves: Sokolov 18 – Lasak 28
PIM: Russia 14 – Slovakia 10

Game 3: Russia 2 – Belarus 0
Goals: Kharitonov (Datsyuk, Vyshedkevich), Vyshedkevich (Markov, Kovalev)
Shots: Russia 33 – Belarus 12
Saves: Zvyagin 12 – Mezin 31
PIM: Russia 4 – Belarus 6

Game 4: Russia 3 – Switzerland 3
Goals: Datsyuk (Kovalev), Kovalchuk (Zinoviev), Kovalev (Datsyuk) – Lemm (Fischer, Blindenbacher), Di Pietro (Pluss), Streit (Di Pietro)
Shots: Russia 33 – Switzerland 15
Saves: Zvyagin 12 – Aebischer 28
PIM: Russia 12 – Switzerland 20

Game 5: Russia 2 – Czech Republic 1
Goals: Kovalchuk (Zinovjev, Ryazantsev), Semin (Kovalchuk, Denisov) – Vyborny (Jagr, Zidlicky)
Shots: Russia 20 – Czech Republic 36
Saves: Sokolov 35 – Hnilicka 18
PIM: Russia 12 – Czech Republic 22

Game 6: Russia 3 – Kazakhstan 1
Goals: Datsyuk (Markov, Ovechkin), Ovechkin (Datsyuk, Kovalev), Zinoviev (Kovalchuk) – Dudarev (Kozlov, Upper)
Shots: Russia 48 – Kazakhstan 19
Saves: Sokolov 18 – Kolesnik 31, Ogureshnikov 14
PIM: Russia 6 – Kazakhstan 14

Quarterfinal: Russia 4 – Finland 3
Goals: Ovechkin (Afinogenov, Ryazantsev), Gusev (Kovalev), Datsyuk, Afinogenov (shootout) – Pakaslahti (Karalahti, Rita), Hentunen, Timonen (Jokinen, Peltonen)
Shots: Russia 43 – Finland 27
Saves: Sokolov 24 – Backstrom 38
PIM: Russia 18 – Finland 12

Semifinal: Russia 3 – Canada 4
Goals: Semin (Yashin), Yashin, Ovechkin (Malkin, Fedorov) – Redden (Thornton), Souray (Thornton, Gagne), Heatley (Doan, Boyle), Jovanovski (Nash, Thornton)
Shots: Russia 42 – Canada 25
Saves: Sokolov 21 – Brodeur 39
PIM: Russia 34 – Canada 10

Bronze Medal Final: Russia 6 – Sweden 3
Goals: Afinogenov (Ovechkin, Malkin), Afinogenov (Ovechkin), Kovalev (Datsyuk, Markov), Ovechkin (Ryazantsev, Malkin), Yashin, Semin (Afinogenov) – Sundin (Sedin H.), Zetterberg (Johansson, Hedstrom), Sedin H. (Samuelsson, Sedin D.)
Shots: Russia 32 – Sweden 23
Saves: Sokolov 20 – Lundqvist 8, Holmqvist 18
PIM: Russia 12 – Sweden 12

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #2 Sergei Gusev 8 1 0 1 2
D #3 Alexander Karpovtsev 8 0 1 1 2
D #4 Vitali Proshkin 9 0 0 0 6
D #6 Denis Denisov 9 0 1 1 4
D #34 Sergei Vyshedkevich 9 1 1 2 6
D #37 Alexander Ryazantsev 9 0 3 3 0
D #45 Dmitry Kalinin 9 0 0 0 0
D #52 Andrei Markov 9 1 4 5 20
F #8 Alexander Ovechkin 8 5 3 8 4
F #13 Pavel Datsyuk 9 3 4 7 0
F #18 Evgeni Malkin 9 0 4 4 8
F #21 Alexander Kharitonov 8 2 0 2 4
F #23 Ivan Nepryaev 6 1 0 1 0
F #25 Viktor Kozlov 9 1 0 1 0
F #27 Alexei Kovalev 9 3 4 7 16
F #29 Vladimir Antipov 7 0 1 1 2
F #32 Alexander Semin 6 3 0 3 8
F #42 Sergei Zinoviev 6 1 2 3 20
F #61 Maxim Afinogenov 9 3 2 5 6
F #71 Ilya Kovalchuk 9 3 3 6 4
F #79 Alexei Yashin 9 2 1 3 8
F #81 Fedor Fedorov 6 0 1 1 2
Goaltender GP W L T GAA SO
G #20 Alexander Eremenko 0 0 0 0 0 0
G #39 Maxim Sokolov 7 5 1 1 2.38 0
G #40 Sergei Zvyagin 2 1 0 1 1.5 1

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