Slovakia 3 – Russia 6

QUICK START LEADS RUSSIANS TO SEVENTH PLACE

NANAIMO, BC – Three goals in the game’s opening seven minutes proved to be more than Slovakia could handle as Russia grabbed seventh place with a 6-3 win on Saturday afternoon at Frank Crane Arena.

Artem Gareev (1:28), Vladislav Namestnikov (3:52) and Roman Berdnikov (6:55) scored early for the Russians, who outshot Slovakia 16-7 in the first period and 33-27 overall.

Namestnikov and Evgeny Kuznetsov finished with a pair of goals apiece for the Russians, who finished fifth last year in London, ON. Gareev, Sergey Barbashev and Aleksander Gogolev had two assists apiece in the win.

Dominik Simcak, Lukas Cingel and Tomas Jurco scored the goals for Slovakia, who got to within a goal at 4-3 after two periods before Kuznetsov scored twice in the third period to put the game away. Despite the loss, the Slovakians improved on their 10th-place finish from one year ago.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 22 Round/Ronde 7th Place
Arena/Aréna Frank Crane Arena Location/Lieu Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Date Sat. Jan. 03, 2009 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
SVK 0 3 0 3
RUS 3 1 2 6

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
01:28 RUS 22 Artem Gareev (11 Artur Amirov, 23 Sergey Barbashev)
03:52 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (23 Sergey Barbashev, 22 Artem Gareev)
06:55 RUS 9 Roman Berdnikov (25 Evgeny Kuznetsov, 17 Aleksander Gogolev)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
10:27 SVK 21 Martin Marincin (High Sticking)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
07:56 SVK 19 Dominik Simcák (9 Tomás Jurco, 8 Matej Bene)
10:36 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (22 Artem Gareev, 6 Viktor Postnikov)
15:26 SVK 26 Lukás Cingel (28 Michal Cajkovský, 10 Dávid Bondra)
19:46 SVK 9 Tomás Jurco (8 Matej Bene, 19 Dominik Simcák)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
12:30 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Hooking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
05:57 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov PS
06:13 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (9 Roman Berdnikov, 17 Aleksander Gogolev)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:17 SVK 28 Michal Cajkovský (Hooking)
03:52 SVK 22 Viliam Darás (Hooking)
16:55 SVK 20 Patrik Wesselényi (Bench - Coach)
19:00 RUS 19 Bulat Shavaleev (Checking to the Head)
19:00 RUS 19 Bulat Shavaleev (10-Minute Misconduct)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
SVK 30 Filip Orcík On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
RUS 30 Pavel Suchkov On 1/00:00 Off 2/15:34
1 Boris Novichenkov On 2/15:35 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
SVK 7 8 12 27
RUS 16 8 9 33

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Brett Montsion
Lines People/Juges de lignes Scott Edwards, Jorden Brown