Russia’s Offense Explodes Late to Defeat Switzerland

Russia’s Offense Explodes Late to Defeat Switzerland

Steven Ellis11 Nov 2017Steven Ellis»

An impressive third period effort by the Russians helped give the 2018 Olympic favourites their first win of t 2017 Karjala Cup.


An impressive third period effort by the Russians helped give the 2018 Olympic favourites their first win of the 2017 Karjala Cup.

Maxim Shalunov would get the Russians on the board first on the opening power play chance of the game. Shalunov's wrist shot complimented a nice pass in front from Nikita Gusev, giving the Russians the early advantage.

The Swiss, however, would score twice to take their only lead of the battle. At 14:49, Simon Moser finished off a scoring chance created by Felicen Du Bois on the power play, scoring 10 minutes after Shalunov previously did. A few minutes after that, Vincent Praplan, Switzerland's top scorer from the World Championships, added another one on the power play, proving special teams would be important.

Unfortunately for Switzerland, the Russians controlled the third period and would take back the lead. Sergei Kalinin and Nikita Nesterov would score less than a minute apart, followed by goals from Valeri Nichushkin and Mikhail Grigorenko midway through the period. Vladimir Tkachyov would end any Swiss momentum in the final minute, giving Russia the 6-2 victory.

Switzerland's tournament came to a close with zero wins, while Russia will face off with the Czech Republic on Sunday morning in a battle for a medal spot.

Follow me on Twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.

Ico Facebook Ico Ico Stumbleupon Ico Twitter Ico Digg it
Recent transfersShow all transfers»


Czech Rep.:  Tipsport extraliga | 1.liga | 2.liga

Finland:  Liiga | Mestis

Germany:  DEL | DEL2

Russia:  KHL | VHL

Slovakia:  Tipsport Extraliga | 1.liga

Sweden:  SHL | HockeyAllsvenskan

Switzerland:  NLA | NLB

Other:  EBEL | Belarus | Croatia | Denmark | Estonia | France | Great Britain | Iceland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | MOL-liga | Norway | Poland | Romania | Serbia | Slovenia | Spain | NHL | AHL |

Leagues statistic
League standings
Game fixtures
League leaders

Champions Hockey League (CHL) - weekend 2 review

The second weekend of the CHL has come to an end with every team playing another two games, leaving only just two remaining matches in the group stage of the tournament. Read more»

CBR Brave win first Goodall Cup

The CBR Brave have won their first ever Goodall Cup after a thrilling 4:3 OT win in the AIHL Grand Final, over a gallant Sydney Bears at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne ... Read more»

© Copyright 2018 European Ice Hockey Online AB & s.r.o. |
Hokejová výstroj