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.
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.