23 of September. The national team of Russia on hockey, winning a second consecutive victory at the world Cup in Toronto, advanced to the semifinals of the tournament where it will meet with team Canada.
The players in this match were radically different: the Finns already lost two matches and prematurely lost chances in the playoffs, but the Russian team on the contrary is very needed in the victory, only the victory guaranteed the team second place in the group and the opportunity to play in the semifinals, with the main favorites of the tournament. Of course, the head coach, no guarantees are given.
A few hours before the game there is information that due to injuries the game will not participate Pavel Datsyuk is one of the key players of the Russian team, the frontline of the first line and the best player on the team to throw in. In this regard, the coaching staff had to hastily reshape the team. And in the third game of the world Cup audience could see a third option of a combination of players. Is Datsyuk the coaches set Smith. Kucherov from the second level down in the third to Namestnikov and Anisimov, and Kulemin and Malkin went Panarin. Shipachev got partners Telegin and Dadonov.
The first period was fairly nondescript, the Finns played a much more interesting Russian national team. As a result, for the first period, the teams did not score and managed just 6 shots in the gate, with team Finland twice managed to play most. The Russian team remember a lot of blocked shots and dozens of power techniques. Especially notable was Ivan Telegin, which is a health risk thrown under the goal.
The second period, the Russian team tried to implement most, but it did not work. Interestingly, at the world Cup, the Russian team, playing the majority, have never not scored a single goal. But then, when the teams played in equal structures, it finally happened, Ovechkin gave the puck to Tarasenko, and he scored the first goal. The Finns did not have time yet to really understand what happened, how was scored another goal. This time the assistant was made by Vadim Shipachyov and scored Telegin – 2:0.
Between these goals was only 1 minute, 19 seconds. The active period of the game lull. Late in the second period, the Russian team tried again to increase the score, but most of the score has not changed.
Early in the third period, our team once again had the opportunity to implement most, but again looked unconvincing, moreover, missed the counter, and the organization was forced to cling to the opponent's stick, which led to the fact that the teams were equal.
As soon as the teams were equalized, the Russians immediately scored. Malkin scored, confusing the goalkeeper, he smartly threw the flaps Tuuci puck past Rask with 3:0 in the 44th minute. This washer and decided the outcome of the game. Further, the Russian team just gracefully brought the case to the end with a whitewash.
Now the Russian team can prepare for the match with Canada, which will begin at 2 a.m. Moscow time from Saturday to Sunday.