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2009 World Championship

Host Cities: Berne and Zurich-Kloten, Switzerland
April 24 – May 10, 2009
RESULT: GOLD MEDAL

For the first time in its post-Soviet history, Russia became the world champion for the second straight year. Unlike in 2008, coaches Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkin went with a less star-studded and more KHL-based roster. The team was captained again by Alexei Morozov. The starting goaltending duties fell on NHLer Ilya Bryzgalov, whose previous stints with the national team were unsuccessful. However, Bryzgalov was the difference maker for Russia in the medal round, with each game being a close one. Russia withstood Canada’s barrage of shots on Bryzgalov and got its goals thanks to Canadian mistakes. Although the Saprykin-Gorovikov-Radulov line scored both goals in the final, it was Ilya Kovalchuk who logged the most ice time, over 30 minutes, and won the Best Forward and Tournament MVP prizes. Russia/USSR took over the lead from Canada in the all-time medal table, with 25 golds.

Game 1: Russia 5 – Germany 0
Goals: Saprykin (Radulov), Kovalchuk (Volchenkov), Zinoviev (Tverdovsky), Kuryanov (Zaripov), Zaripov (Morozov, Nikulin)
Shots: Russia 31 – Germany 20
Saves: Bryzgalov 20 – Patzold 26
PIM: Russia 4 – Germany 18

Game 2: Russia 7 – France 2
Goals: Radulov (Gorovikov), Zaripov (Gorovikov, Kalinin), Radulov (Zinoviev), Perezhogin (Kuryanov, Kovalchuk), Tereshchenko (Atyushov), Tereshchenko (Morozov, Atyushov), Kovalchuk (Perezhogin) – Hecquefeuille (Da Costa, Bellemare), Tardif (Bachet, Amar)
Shots: Russia 42 – France 25
Saves: Eremenko 23 – Ferhi 35
PIM: Russia 6 – France 10

Game 3: Russia 4 – Switzerland 2
Goals: Atyushov (Kovalchuk, Grebeshkov), Kovalchuk (Zinoviev), Morozov (Kovalchuk), Perezhogin – Gardner (Ruthemann, Blindenbacher), Pluss (Streit, Ruthemann)
Shots: Russia 24 – Switzerland 39
Saves: Bryzgalov 37 – Gerber 20
PIM: Russia 12 – Switzerland 10

Game 4: Russia 6 – Sweden 5
Goals: Nikulin (Kovalchuk, Tereshchenko), Saprykin (Radulov, Nikulin), Kalinin (Kovalchuk, Morozov), Mozyakin (Grebeshkov, Korneev), Proshkin, Kalinin (Atyushov, Kovalchuk) – Wallin (Huselius, Nilson), Stralman (Omark), Persson (Berglund, Jonsson), Huselius, Huselius (Johansson)
Shots: Russia 35 – Sweden 38
Saves: Bryzgalov 33 – Holmqvist 13, Gustavsson 16
PIM: Russia 10 – Sweden 12

Game 5: Russia 4 – United States 1
Goals: Saprykin (Radulov, Atyushov), Perezhogin (Kuryanov, Mozyakin), Mozyakin (Kuryanov, Perezhogin), Radulov (Saprykin, Gorovikov) – Stempniak (Foligno, Liles)
Shots: Russia 32 – USA 27
Saves: Bryzgalov 26 – Esche 28
PIM: Russia 35 – USA 16

Game 6: Russia 6 – Latvia 1
Goals: Kuryanov (Mozyakin), Tereshchenko (Kovalchuk, Kalinin), Tverdovsky, Kuryanov (Perezhogin), Frolov (Zherdev, Tverdovsky), Tverdovsky (Zinoviev, Frolov) – Vasiljevs (Galvins, Cipulis)
Shots: Russia 37 – Latvia 26
Saves: Eremenko 25 – Masalskis 31
PIM: Russia 8 – Latvia 14

Quarterfinal: Russia 4 – Belarus 3
Goals: Proshkin (Kovalchuk, Tereshchenko), Atyushov (Radulov, Saprykin), Frolov (Radulov), Kovalchuk (Morozov) – Koltsov (Grabovski, Antonenko), Antonenko (Grabovsky, Kalyuzhny), Salei (Antonenko, Grabovski)
Shots: Russia 32 – Belarus 22
Saves: Bryzgalov 13, Eremenko 6 – Mezin 28
PIM: Russia 16 – Belarus 10

Semifinal: Russia 3 – United States 2
Goals: Kovalchuk (Zinoviev), Frolov (Kovalchuk), Gorovikov (Radulov, Nikulin) – Brown, Okposo (Hainsey, Liles)
Shots: Russia 23 – USA 20
Saves: Bryzgalov 18 – Esche 20
PIM: Russia 6 – USA 6

Final: Russia 2 – Canada 1
Goals: Saprykin (Atyushov, Kalinin), Radulov (Gorovikov, Saprykin)
Shots: Russia 17 – Canada 38
Saves: Bryzgalov 37 – Roloson 15
PIM: Russia 4 – Canada 6

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #3 Vitali Vishnevsky 9 0 0 0 29
D #5 Ilya Nikulin 9 1 3 4 4
D #6 Anton Volchenkov 1 0 1 1 0
D #7 Dmitry Kalinin 9 2 3 5 4
D #22 Konstantin Korneev 6 0 1 1 2
D #27 Vitali Atyushov 9 2 5 7 0
D #37 Denis Grebeshkov 9 0 2 2 2
D #45 Vitali Proshkin 9 2 0 2 4
D #70 Oleg Tverdovsky 9 2 2 4 6
F #10 Sergei Mozyakin 6 2 2 4 2
F #13 Nikolai Zherdev 3 0 1 1 0
F #16 Alexander Perezhogin 9 3 3 6 6
F #19 Anton Kuryanov 9 3 3 6 6
F #21 Konstantin Gorovikov 9 1 4 5 4
F #23 Alexei Tereshchenko 9 3 2 5 6
F #24 Alexander Frolov 7 3 1 4 2
F #25 Danis Zaripov 2 2 1 3 0
F #42 Sergei Zinoviev 9 1 4 5 6
F #47 Alexander Radulov 9 4 6 10 10
F #71 Ilya Kovalchuk 9 5 9 14 4
F #91 Oleg Saprykin 9 4 3 7 0
F #95 Alexei Morozov 9 1 4 5 0
Goaltender GP W L GAA SO
G #1 Alexander Eremenko 3 3 0 1.29 0
G #30 Ilya Bryzgalov 7 7 0 2.08 1
G #83 Vasili Koshechkin 0 0 0 0 0

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