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Canada defeats Russia 7-3

Canada defeats Russia 7-3

Canada defeats Russia 7-3 (Photo © Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Team Russia lost 7-3 to Team Canada in the 2010 Olympic Tournament‘s quarterfinal.

A goal by Ryan Getzlaf gave the Canadians an early lead. Team Russia didn’t use a powerplay chance and Dan Boyle made it a 2-0 game at the twelfth. Rick Nash scored the 3-0 goal some seconds later with a quick counterattack.

But the Russians didn’t give up and with a blue line shot by Dmitriy Kalinin cut down Canada’s lead after fourteen minutes.

After a good scoring chance wasted by Ilya Kovalchuk, Brendan Morrow restore Team Canada’s three-goal lead with less than two minutes to go in the first period.

In the second period Canada scored two quick goals with Corey Perry and Shea Weber, and Bykov decided to bench Nabokov in favor of Ilya Bryzgalov.

Not much later Maxim Afinogenov with a nice shot scored the second goal of the game for the Russians, but midway through the game Corey Perry scored again after a neutral zone error by Sergei Zinoviev.

Russia added one goal to the count with a blue line slapshot by Sergei Gonchar to finish the second period 7-3.

In the third period team Russia tried hard and got a big chance with Evgeni Malkin, but they didn’t manage to shift the momentum.

With this win Canada advances to the semifinals, where they will face Slovakia.


  • malkinfan

    …Somewhere out there (Alexei) Kovalev and Yashin are laughing. Looks good on you Bykov, putting all of your stupid Salvat players on the team instead of good players like the above and Frolov.

  • malkinfan

    Pavel, I agree that Nabby played like garabage! But honestly, Bryzgalov has been the better goalie in the NHL (a good goalie on a bad team, where as Nabby is a good goalie on a great team!). Breez has stolen so many games for pheonix and won a world championship for Bykov, so it’s hard to understand why Bykov didn’t trust him to start?
    Boyle should have been given a match penalty for the slue foot at the end. Especially after the hit was clean, that was a very dirty and unsportsmanlike play especially @ 7-3.

  • Alexander Zaitsev

    Everything was as usual, KHL players cannot play physical hockey. However, I’ve never seen anything like this before in games between national teams. The first period seemed like a WJC game to me: Canadians were fast and physical, Russians were slow and afraid.

  • IlyaD

    Look at the trolling over here…do I need to remind you who won the last two IIHF championships?
    and crosby looked like a fucking woman..maybe ovechkin didn’t play good, at least he doesn’t look like an adolecent lesbian..

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