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16
Oct
11

Remembering Lokomotiv

In memory of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team that perished in the air crash of September 7, 2011.

Roster:

Number Player Position Date of Birth Place of Birth
1 Stefan Liv G 12/21/1980 Gdynia, POL
3 Pavel Trakhanov D 03/21/1978 Moscow, RUS
4 Karel Rachunek D 08/27/1979 Zlin, CZE
11 Alexander Galimov F 05/02/1985 Yaroslavl, RUS
13 Daniil Sobchenko F 04/13/1991 Kiev, UKR
15 Jan Marek F 12/31/1979 Jindrichuv-Hradec, CZE
17 Ivan Tkachenko F 11/09/1979 Yaroslavl, RUS
18 Alexander Vasyunov F 04/22/1988 Yaroslavl, RUS
20 Robert Dietrich D 07/25/1986 Ordzhonikidze, KAZ
21 Gennady Churilov F 05/05/1987 Magnitogorsk, RUS
23 Nikita Klyukin F 11/10/1989 Rybinsk, RUS
24 Ruslan Salei D 11/02/1974 Minsk, BLR
28 Alexander Kalyanin F 09/24/1987 Chelyabinsk, RUS
32 Sergei Ostapchuk F 03/19/1990 Novopolotsk, BLR
35 Alexander Vyukhin G 01/09/1973 Ekaterinburg, RUS
37 Karlis Skrastins D 07/09/1974 Riga, LAT
38 Pavol Demitra F 11/29/1974 Dubnica, CZE
39 Mikhail Balandin D 07/27/1980 Lipetsk, RUS
52 Maxim Shuvalov D 04/23/1993 Rybinsk, RUS
57 Vitali Anikeenko D 01/02/1987 Kiev, UKR
63 Josef Vasicek F 09/12/1980 Havlickuv Brod, CZE
72 Artem Yarchuk F 05/03/1990 Yaroslavl, RUS
74 Marat Kalimulin D 08/12/1988 Togliatti, RUS
81 Yuri Urychev D 04/03/1991 Yaroslavl, RUS
83 Andrei Kiryukhin F 08/04/1987 Yaroslavl, RUS
Brad McCrimmon Coach 03/29/1959 Dodsland, CAN
Alexander Karpovtsev Coach 04/07/1970 Moscow, RUS
Igor Korolev Coach 09/06/1970 Moscow, RUS
Nikita Krivonosov Trainer 07/07/1980 Minsk, BLR
05
Jan
11

2003 World Junior Championship

Host cities: Halifax and Sydney, Canada
December 26, 2002 – January 5, 2003
RESULT: GOLD MEDAL

In one of the most exciting world junior final games in years, Canada met arguably Russia’s strongest team ever at the juniors. Despite being behind 2-1 through two periods and with the entire crowd against them, Russia pulled off a sweet victory. It was the rematch of the 2002 final and there was no revenge for Canada. This was the third time in five years that Russia beat Canada for the gold, the previous times being in 1999 (also on Canadian soil) and in 2002 in Czech Republic. When the game started Russia immediately began to dominate the play. Canadian goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made a few spectacular saves to help his team, but was beaten by Andrei Taratukhin. Canada quickly tied the game less than a minute later. The exciting first period was followed by a relatively dull second period. Both teams looked tired at times, but Canada scored and took the lead. Early into the third period, Igor Grigorenko scored on Fleury to tie the game. A couple of minutes later, Yuri Trubachev put the puck high into the net. During the remaining ten minutes of the game both teams had quality opportunities to score, but Russia’s defense held the fort to the end. At the final buzzer, the whole team mobbed goalie Andrei Medvedev, who made 22 saves. This was Russia’s fifteenth gold medal at the juniors (including Soviet Union’s gold medals). Following the game, Grigorenko was named the tournament’s best forward. When Grigorenko received his award he skated to Medvedev and shouted to the crowd in Russian “The best – is him!” The key to victory was a mix of four stable forward lines, a strong defensive game, and Medvedev’s size and agility. Coach Rafail Ishmatov trained the players to be as disciplined as they can be against the Canadians. Nine members of this Russian team, including superstar Alexander Ovechkin (who had two hat-tricks at this tournament), have since made it to the NHL and many others became stars in the Russian league.

Game 1: United States 1, Russia 5
Goals: O’Sullivan (Whitney) – Ovechkin (Trubachev, Grebeshkov), Ovechkin (Tyutin, Trubachev), Ovechkin (Trubachev, Polushin), Koltsov (Grigorenko, Perezhogin), Trubachev (Polushin, Fakhrutdinov)
Shots: United States 16 – Russia 31
Saves: Howard/Goepfert 26 – Medvedev 15
PIM: United States 32 – Russia 20

Game 2: Russia 4 – Slovakia 0
Goals: Grigorenko (Koltsov, Taratukhin), Anshakov (Kaigorodov, Lyubushin), Polushin (Grebeshkov, Trubachev), Perezhogin (Taratukhin)
Shots: Russia 33 – Slovakia 16
Saves: Medvedev 16 – Sevela 29
PIM: Russia 20 – Slovakia 8

Game 3: Belarus 1 – Russia 5
Goals: Kostitsyn (Volkau) – Perezhogin (Grigorenko, Taratukhin), Kaigarodov (Zherdev, Lyubushin), Taratukhin (Korneev), Grigorenko (Koltsov, Perezhogin), Polushin (Tyutin, Ovechkin)
Shots: Belarus 30 – Russia 45
Saves: Kamovich 40 – Barulin 29
PIM: Belarus 12 – Russia 16

Game 4: Russia 7 – Switzerland 5
Goals: Grigorenko (Taratukhin, Korneev), Koltsov (Taratukhin, Perezhogin), Ovechkin (Trubachev, Polushin), Shishkanov (Kondratiev, Anshakov), Ovechkin (Trubachev, Polushin), Grigorenko (Taratukhin, Perezhogin), Ovechkin (Polushin, Trubachev) – Christen (Baumgartner, Bartschi), Neuenschwander (Stancescu, Romy), Bartschi (Blindenbacher, Ambuhl), Neuenschwander (Ramholt, Romy), Bartschi (Blindenbacher, Christen)
Shots: Russia 29 – Switzerland 27
Saves: Medvedev 22 – Stephan 22

Semifinal: Russia 4 – Finland 1
Goals: Artyukhin, Grigorenko, Perezhogin (Grigorenko), Trubachev) – Niinimaki (Bergenheim, Ruutu)
Shots: Russia 20 – Finland 9
Saves: Medvedev 8 – Lehtonen 16
PIM: Russia 16 – Finland 6

Final: Canada 2 – Russia 3
Goals: Parenteau (Bouchard, White), Upshall – Taratukhin (Grigorenko, Perezhogin), Grigorenko (Taratukhin, Perezhogin), Trubachev (Polushin, Tyutin)
Shots: Canada 24 – Russia 31
Saves: Fleury 28 – Medvedev 22
PIM: Canada 6 – Russia 10

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #3 Konstantin Korneev 6 0 2 2 4
D #4 Denis Ezhov 6 0 0 0 6
D #5 Denis Grebeshkov 6 0 2 2 6
D #7 Fedor Tyutin 6 0 3 3 12
D #17 Kirill Koltsov 6 2 3 5 6
D #22 Dmitry Fakhrutdinov 6 0 1 1 2
D #24 Maxim Kondratiev 6 0 1 1 14
D #25 Mikhail Lyubushin 6 0 2 2 0
F #6 Dmitry Pestunov 6 0 0 0 6
F #8 Alexander Ovechkin 6 6 1 7 4
F #9 Alexei Kaigorodov 6 1 2 3 4
F #11 Timofei Shishkanov 6 1 0 1 2
F #13 Nikolai Zherdev 6 0 1 1 2
F #15 Yuri Trubachev 6 3 7 10 2
F #16 Andrei Taratukhin 6 2 6 8 8
F #18 Alexander Polushin 6 2 6 8 4
F #21 Igor Grigorenko 6 6 4 10 4
F #23 Evgeni Artyukhin 6 1 0 1 10
F #26 Alexander Perezhogin 6 3 6 9 4
F #29 Sergei Anshakov 6 1 1 2 0
Goaltender GP W L GAA Save % SO
G #20 Konstantin Barulin 1 1 0 1.00 96.7 0
G #30 Andrei Medvedev 5 5 0 1.80 91.7 1

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20
May
10

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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18
May
10

2008 World Championship

Host cities: Quebec City and Halifax, Canada
May 2-18, 2008
RESULT: GOLD MEDAL

For the first time since 1993, Russia won the IIHF World Championship! They were the first to do it on Canadian ice, in the historic Colisée in Quebec City. Even before the game started, Russia had enough reasons to triumph over the hosts and keep the World Championship home ice jinx going. Canadian law enforcement did not allow the team bus to approach the arena, forcing Russia’s players to walk almost a kilometre to the game. Coach Vyacheslav Bykov’s team was further upset by falling behind 3-1 and then 4-2 largely due to time spent killing penalties. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov, fresh out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, was a spectacular addition for the playoff round and was overworked by Canada’s behemoth forward lines in the first two periods of the final. However, Canada’s netminder Cam Ward was under greater pressure in the latter half of the game. Ilya Kovalchuk emerged as the hero, saving his only goalscoring at the tournament for tiying the game with five minutes remaining and then winning it on a powerplay in overtime, with the talented Fedorov, Ovechkin, and Semin also on the ice. Fedorov was the only Russian player to have previously tasted gold at the WC, in 1990 with the Soviet team. The energy and quality of the final match has surely set a new benchmark in modern hockey and continued a legendary hockey rivalry. Russia tied Canada with its 24th World Championship golden finish. Nabokov was named the best goaltender of the championship and placed on the tournament all-star team along with Ovechkin.

Game 1: Russia 7 – Italy 1
Goals: Semin (Grebeshkov), Ovechkin (Semin, Fedorov), Morozov (Kovalchuk, Zinoviev), Tereshchenko (Afinogenov, Proshkin), Semin (Grebeshkov), Sushinsky (Gorovikov), Zaripov (Morozov, Zinoviev) – Cirone (Iannone, Scandella)
Shots: Russia 44 – Italy 18
Saves: Eremenko 17 – Tragust 25, Hell 12
PIM: Russia 8 – Italy 16

Game 2: Russia 5 (OT) – Czech Republic 4
Goals: Zinoviev (Morozov, Kovalchuk), Gorovikov (Vorobiev), Morozov (Markov D., Kalinin), Korneev (Semin, Kovalchuk), Morozov (Zinoviev, Kalinin) – Elias (Zidlicy, Hlinka), Kotalik (Fleischmann, Kuba), Elias (Zidlicky, Kaberle), Elias (Hlinka, Kaberle)
Shots: Russia 27 – Czech Republic 43
Saves: Eremenko 16 (injured), Biryukov 23 – Hnilicka 22
PIM: Russia 22 – Czech Republic 20

Game 3: Russia 4 – Denmark 1
Goals: Afinogenov (Grebeshkov, Radulov), Ovechkin (Fedorov, Kovalchuk), Fedorov (Korneev, Kovalchuk), Gorovikov (Mozyakin, Sushinsky) – Staal (Eller)
Shots: Russia 43 – Denmark 20
Saves: Biryukov 19 – Galbraith 39
PIM: Russia 10 – Denmark 22

Game 4: Russia 4 (SO) – Belarus 3
Goals: Afinogenov (Proshkin, Tereschenko), Ovechkin (Semin, Fedorov), Afinogenov (Ovechkin) – Mikhalev (Grabovski, Ugarov), Dudik, Ugarov (Grabovski)
Shots: Russia 55 – Belarus 23
Saves: Biryukov 20 – Koval 52
PIM: Russia 6 – Belarus 14
Shootout winner: Morozov

Game 5: Russia 3 – Sweden 2
Goals: Semin (Ovechkin), Fedorov (Zaripov), Ovechkin (Semin, Grebeshkov) – Weinhandl (Martensson, Ledin), Martensson (Frogren)
Shots: Russia 42 – Sweden 30
Saves: Nabokov 28 – Lundqvist 39
PIM: Russia 39 – Sweden 66
In the first period, Morozov left the game with a concussion after a hit by Murray. In the same frame, Kovalchuk was ejected for roughing.

Game 6: Russia 5 – Switzerland 3
Goals: Kalinin (Zaripov, Radulov), Ovechkin (Kovachuk, Korneev), Sushinsky (Gorovikov), Fedorov (Ovechkin, Semin), Sushinsky – Sanitz (Forster, DiPietro), Vauclair, Lemm (Ambuhl, Sprenger).
Shots: Russia 37 – Switzerland 22
Saves: Nabokov 19 – Hiller 32
PIM: Russia 6 – Switzerland 12

Quarterfinal: Russia 6 – Switzerland 0
Goals: Semin (Grebeshkov, Fedorov), Afinogenov (Zaripov, Tereshchenko), Zaripov, Fedorov (Grebeshkov, Korneev), Afinogenov (Zaripov, Tereshchenko), Ovechkin (Korneev, Nabokov)
Shots: Russia 30 – Switzerland 22
Saves: Nabokov 22 – Gerber 9, Hiller 15
PIM: Russia 29 – Switzerland 14
Kovalchuk received a game misconduct penalty and a suspension for the next game for a hard hit on a Swiss player.

Semifinal: Russia 4 – Finland 0
Goals: Fedorov (Semin, Ovechkin), Zaripov (Markov A., Zinoviev), Morozov (Nikulin, Zinoviev), Sushinsky (Tereshchenko)
Shots: Russia 27 – Finland 24
Saves: Nabokov 23 – Backstrom 23
PIM: Russia 10 – Finland 14

Final: Russia 5 (OT) – Canada 4
Goals: Semin (Ovechkin, Fedorov), Semin (Korneev, Markov A.), Tereschenko (Semin, Tyutin), Kovalchuk (Proshkin, Radulov), Kovalchuk (Fedorov, Ovechkin) – Burns (Roy, Green), Kunitz, Burns (St. Louis, Heatley), Heatley (Getzlaf)
Shots: Russia 32 – Canada 29
Saves: Nabokov 25 – Ward 27
PIM: Russia 12 – Canada 8

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #5 Ilya Nikulin 9 0 1 1 0
D #6 Dmitry Vorobiev 5 0 1 1 4
D #7 Dmitry Kalinin 9 1 2 3 4
D #22 Konstantin Korneev 9 1 5 6 0
D #37 Denis Grebeshkov 9 0 6 6 2
D #45 Vitali Proshkin 8 0 3 3 12
D #51 Fedor Tyutin 6 0 1 1 0
D #52 Andrei Markov 6 0 2 2 4
D #55 Daniil Markov 8 0 1 1 2
F #8 Alexander Ovechkin 9 6 6 12 8
F #10 Sergei Mozyakin 7 0 1 1 2
F #21 Konstantin Gorovikov 9 2 2 4 8
F #25 Danis Zaripov 8 3 4 7 0
F #27 Alexei Tereshchenko 9 2 4 6 2
F #28 Alexander Semin 9 6 7 13 8
F #29 Sergei Fedorov 9 5 7 12 8
F #33 Maxim Sushinsky 9 4 1 5 6
F #42 Sergei Zinoviev 9 1 5 6 12
F #47 Alexander Radulov 6 0 3 3 2
F #61 Maxim Afinogenov 8 5 1 6 2
F #71 Ilya Kovalchuk 8 2 6 8 52
F #95 Alexei Morozov 8 5 2 7 4
Goaltender GP W L T GAA SO
G #20 Evgeni Nabokov 5 5 0 0 1.78 2
G #30 Alexander Eremenko 2 2 0 0 2.10 0
G #35 Mikhail Biryukov 3 3 0 0 2.22 0

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15
May
10

2007 World Championship

Host city: Khodynka (Moscow) and Mytischi, Russia
April 27 – May 13, 2007
RESULT: BRONZE MEDAL

Russia’s failure to make the semifinals at the 2006 World Championship in Latvia marked the replacement of coach Vladimir Krikunov with the CSKA Moscow tandem of Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkin. Bykov and Zakharkin brought a more player-friendly philosophy to the national team. The fact that the World Championship was to be hosted by Russia put great pressure on the players and the new coaching staff alike. Russia began the tournament on fire, with the Ak Bars Kazan unit of Zaripov-Zinoviev-Morozov-Proshkin-Nikulin playing at a level not seen since the days of the Krutov-Larionov-Makarov line in the 1980s. The team easily overcame Ovechkin’s one-game suspension for a hit on a Swiss player and played its best game against the Czechs in the quarterfinal on Victory Day. In the semifinal, Russia struggled to get the puck past Finnish goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Saku Koivu scored the winning goal in overtime by lifting Eremenko’s stick to let the puck free and jam it in. After the shocking semifinal loss to Finland, Russia regained its energy and disciplined play to quickly rebound in the bronze medal game against Sweden, scoring two goals in the opening period. After giving up the game against the Finns, goaltender Alexander Eremenko delivered a heroic performance to finish the tournament with a .957 save percentage. Evgeni Malkin, Andrei Markov, and Alexei Morozov were named to the tournament’s all-star team. Markov and Morozov, both of whom finished the tournament injured, were named Best Defenseman and Best Forward, respectively. The 2007 World Championship was only the beginning of a resurgence of confident offensive and defensive teamwork by Russia under Bykov’s coaching.

Game 1: Russia 9 – Denmark 1
Goals: Zaripov (Zinoviev, Morozov), Nikulin (Morozov), Malkin (Gonchar), Schastlivy (Atyushov), Markov (Kovalchuk, Frolov), Morozov (Zaripov, Zinoviev), Kulemin (Nepryaev, Ovechkin), Ovechkin (Nepryaev, Kulemin), Frolov (Gonchar) – Regin (Nielsen, Andreasen)
Shots: Russia 45 – Denmark 25
Saves: Koshechkin 24 – Hirsch 18, Madsen 18
PIM: Russia 0 – Denmark 10

Game 2: Russia 8 – Ukraine 1
Goals: Morozov (Zinoviev), Zinoviev (Morozov, Zaripov), Nikulin (Zaripov, Zinoviev), Proshkin (Morozov), Morozov (Zinoviev), Radulov (Atyushov, Ovechkin), Morozov (Zinoviev, Zaripov), Frolov (Gonchar, Markov) – Klimentiev (Tsyrul, Matvichuk)
Shots: Russia 52 – Ukraine 23
Saves: Eremenko 22 – Fedorov 34, Seliverstov 10
PIM: Russia 12 – Ukraine 22

Game 3: Russia 5 – Finland 4
Goals: Kulemin (Emelin, Nepryaev), Zaripov (Zinoviev, Morozov), Gonchar (Kovalchuk, Markov), Morozov (Zinoviev, Zaripov), Schastlivy (Grebeshkov) – Ruutu (Kapanen, Mantyla), Hentunen (Kapanen, Kukkonen), Lehtonen (Peltonen, Nummelin), Nummelin (Ruutu)
Shots: Russia 34 – Finland 25
Saves: Koshechkin 21 – Norrena 29
PIM: Russia 20 – Finland 43

Game 4: Russia 3 – Italy 0
Goals: Kovalchuk (Malkin, Frolov), Frolov (Kovalchuk), Morozov (Zinoviev, Zaripov)
Shots: Russia 36 – Italy 9
Saves: Eremenko 9 – Muzzatti 33
PIM: Russia 6 – Switzerland 28

Game 5: Russia 6 – Switzerland 3
Goals: Zinoviev (Zaripov), Kovalchuk (Markov, Koshechkin), Zaripov (Proshkin, Schastlivy), Markov (Malkin, Kovalchuk), Frolov (Markov), Schastlivy (Kharitonov) – Streit (Lemm), Di Pietro (Streit, Reichert), Reichert (Di Pietro)
Shots: Russia 36 – Switzerland 16
Saves: Koshechkin 13 – Hiller 31
PIM: Russia 35 – Switzerland 16

Game 6: Russia 4 – Sweden 2
Goals: Morozov (penalty shot), Grebeshkov (Malkin, Kharitonov), Malkin (Markov, Frolov), Morozov (Zinoviev) – Thornberg (Jonsson, Martensson), Steen (Backstrom, Martensson)
Shots: Russia 31 – Sweden 30
Saves: Eremenko 28 – Ersberg 27
PIM: Russia 16 – Sweden 12

Quarterfinal: Russia 4 – Czech Republic 0
Goals: Markov (Malkin, Frolov), Malkin (Kovalchuk), Radulov (Grebeshkov), Malkin
Shots: Russia 32 – Czech Republic 27
Saves: Eremenko 27 – Cechmanek 38
PIM: Russia 20 – Czech Republic 26

Semifinal: Russia 1 – Finland 2 (OT)
Goals: Malkin (Gonchar, Frolov) – Hentunen (Kapanen, Laamanen), Koivu (Ruutu)
Shots: Russia 30 – Finland 19
Saves: Eremenko 17 – Lehtonen 29
PIM: Russia 14 – Finland 47

Bronze Medal Final: Russia 3 – Sweden 1
Goals: Emelin (Zaripov, Frolov), Zinoviev (Emelin, Zaripov), Frolov (Malkin, Atyushov) – Steen (Backstrom, Stralman)
Shots: Russia 20 – Sweden 33
Saves: Eremenko 32 – Backlund 17
PIM: Russia 12 – Sweden 12

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #2 Konstantin Korneev 1 0 0 0 0
D #3 Alexei Emelin 9 1 2 3 6
D #5 Ilya Nikulin 9 2 0 2 4
D #6 Maxim Kondratiev 9 0 0 0 2
D #7 Denis Grebeshkov 9 1 2 3 0
D #27 Vitali Atyushov 9 0 3 3 4
D #45 Vitali Proshkin 9 1 1 2 16
D #52 Andrei Markov 8 3 5 8 2
D #55 Sergei Gonchar 9 1 4 5 4
F #8 Alexander Ovechkin 8 1 2 3 29
F #11 Evgeni Malkin 9 5 5 10 6
F #12 Danis Zaripov 9 3 9 12 6
F #13 Ivan Nepryaev 9 0 3 3 12
F #15 Nikolai Kulemin 9 2 1 3 0
F #18 Sergei Brylin 2 0 0 0 0
F #21 Alexander Kharitonov 9 0 2 2 6
F #22 Alexander Radulov 9 2 0 2 6
F #24 Alexander Frolov 9 5 6 11 0
F #25 Petr Schastlivy (C) 8 3 1 4 2
F #42 Sergei Zinoviev 9 3 10 13 12
F #71 Ilya Kovalchuk 9 2 5 7 10
F #95 Alexei Morozov 7 8 5 13 6
Goaltender GP W L T GAA SO
G #30 Alexander Eremenko 6 5 1 0 0.98 2
G #57 Konstantin Barulin 0 0 0 0 0 0
G #83 Vasili Koshechkin 3 3 0 0 2.67 0

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11
May
10

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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07
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2006 Winter Olympic Games

Host City: Torino, Italy
February 15-16, 2006
RESULT: 4TH PLACE

Russia was not considered to be the favourite to win the gold medal, but new team manager Pavel Bure was very committed to creating the best possible team. After the roster was selected, injuries hit hard – Nikolai Khabibulin, Alexei Zhitnik, Dmitry Bykov, and Alexei Zhamnov had to be replaced by Maxim Sokolov, Vitali Vishnevsky, Sergei Zhukov, and Alexander Korolyuk. After losing to the Slovaks in the first match, coach Vladimir Krikunov benched goalie Ilya Bryzalov and went with Evgeni Nabokov, who made his long-awaited Team Russia debut with back-to-back shutouts. Unfortunately, Russia failed to win a medal in men’s hockey for just the second time in its Olympic history. In easily the most memorable hockey game of the Torino Olympics, Russia finally faced Canada for the first time since the NHL began to send its best players to the Olympics. Both teams played conservatively until the third period, when who else but Ovechkin finally broke the scoreless tie. Russia’s quarterfinal win over Canada was glorious, but it drained all the energy from the team, leading to very tired and sluggish performances in the last two matches. In the semifinal match against Finland, Russia was left with only eleven forwards due to Malkin’s suspension and injuries to Frolov and Korolyuk. The team also failed to realize any scoring chance in the bronze medal match against the Czechs. On the bright side, this was a younger team with fewer controversies than usual.

Game 1: Russia 3 – Slovakia 5
Goals: Datsyuk (D. Markov), Kovalev (Datsyuk, Kovalchuk), Ovechkin (Gonchar, Tyutin) – Demitra (Hossa, Suchy), Visnovsky (Demitra), Bondra (Meszaros, Chara), Gaborik, Gaborik
Shots: Russia 23 – Slovakia 36
Saves: Bryzgalov 31 – Budaj 20
PIM: Russia 16 – Slovakia 10

Game 2: Russia 5 – Sweden 0
Goals: Kovalev (A. Markov), Ovechkin (Yashin), Sushinsky (Malkin, Zhukov), Kozlov (Frolov, Korolyuk), Afinogenov (Datsyuk)
Shots: Russia 32 – Sweden 24
Saves: Nabokov 24 – Lundqvist 27
PIM: Russia 16 – Sweden 20

Game 3: Russia 1 – Kazakhstan 0
Goals: Kharitonov (Sushinsky, Malkin)
Shots: Russia 50 – Kazakhstan 24
Saves: Nabokov 24 – Eremeev 49
PIM: Russia 12 – Kazakhstan 26

Game 4: Russia 9 – Latvia 2
Goals: Kovalchuk (Kovalev, D. Markov), Sushinsky (Kharitonov, Gonchar), Kovalchuk (Datsyuk), Kovalchuk (Kovalev, Datsyuk), Kozlov (Yashin), Kovalchuk (Datsyuk), Yashin (Kozlov, Zhukov), Malkin (Sushinsky, Vishnevski), Ovechkin (Kozlov, Yashin) – Cipruss, Redlihs (Berzins)
Shots: Russia 39 – Latvia 11
Saves: Nabokov 6, Sokolov 3 – Masalskis 18, Irbe 12
PIM: Russia 16 – Latvia 18

Game 5: Russia 5 – United States 4
Goals: Korolyuk, Malkin (Kasparaitis), A. Markov (Datsyuk, Sushinsky), Ovechkin (Malkin, Kasparaitis), Kovalev (Datsyuk, Malkin) – Rolston (Conroy), Gionta (Gomez, Weight), Gomez (Schneider, Rolston), Cole (Knuble, Drury)
Shots: Russia 21 – United States 34
Saves: Nabokov 7, Sokolov 23 – Esche 16
PIM: Russia 14 – United States 8

Quarterfinal: Russia 2 – Canada 0
Goals: Ovechkin (Kozlov), Kovalev (A. Markov)
Shots: Russia 33 – Canada 27
Saves: Nabokov 27 – Brodeur 31
PIM: Russia 41 – Canada 18

Semifinal: Russia 0 – Finland 4
Goals: Peltonen (Timonen), Lydman (S. Koivu), S. Koivu (Timonen, Selanne), O. Jokinen (Peltonen, Kapanen)
Shots: Russia 21 – Finland 30
Saves: Nabokov 26 – Niittymaki 21
PIM: Russia 16 – Finland 8

Bronze medal final: Russia 0 – Czech Republic 3
Goals: Erat (Vyborny, Lang), Zidlicky (Jagr, Lang), Straka (Erat)
Shots: Russia 28 – Czech Republic 15
Saves: Nabokov 12 – Vokoun 28
PIM: Russia 41 – Czech Republic 14

Roster:

Player GP G A PTS PIM
D #4 Sergei Zhukov 8 0 2 2 6
D #5 Vitali Vishnevsky 8 0 1 1 4
D #6 Anton Volchenkov 8 0 0 0 2
D #11 Darius Kasparaitis 8 0 2 2 8
D #29 Daniil Markov 8 0 2 2 4
D #51 Fedor Tyutin 8 0 1 1 4
D #52 Andrei Markov 8 1 2 3 6
D #55 Sergei Gonchar 8 0 2 2 8
F #8 Alexander Ovechkin 8 5 0 5 8
F #13 Pavel Datsyuk 8 1 7 8 10
F #18 Evgeni Malkin 7 2 4 6 31
F #21 Alexander Kharitonov 8 1 1 2 6
F #22 Andrei Taratukhin 5 0 0 0 2
F #23 Ivan Nepryaev 2 0 0 0 2
F #24 Alexander Frolov 3 0 1 1 0
F #25 Viktor Kozlov 8 2 3 5 2
F #27 Alexei Kovalev 8 4 2 6 4
F #33 Maxim Sushinsky 8 2 3 5 8
F #61 Maxim Afinogenov 8 1 0 1 10
F #71 Ilya Kovalchuk 8 4 1 5 31
F #79 Alexei Yashin 8 1 3 4 4
F #94 Alexander Korolyuk 6 1 1 2 6
Goaltender GP W L T GAA SO
G #20 Evgeni Nabokov 7 5 2 0 1.34 3
G #30 Ilya Bryzgalov 1 0 1 0 5.00 0
G #39 Maxim Sokolov 2 2 0 0 4.00 0

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