Russians outclass US 4-0 in men's ice hockey

Russians outclass US 4-0 in men's ice hockey

Russians outclass US 4-0 in men's ice hockey

"We played well. We came out strong".

"I don't see any reason why we're not in the gold medal game", he said. Nikolai Prokhorkin also scored twice, and goalie Vasili Koshechkin made 29 saves for the shutout.

While US coach Tony Granato played down any "Miracle on Ice" repeat talk, there were echoes of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic upset of the Soviet Union by a collection of US amateurs. US goaltender Ryan Zapolski allowed four goals on 26 shots, including Kovalchuk's goals less than 33 seconds apart at the end of the second period and start of the third.

The Russian's lopsided win set up a pivotal game on Saturday against the Americans in Group B, where all four teams have a win and a loss each.

Team USA had no such magic, though, on Saturday at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, falling flat in its final preliminary round game against the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation by a score of 4-0.

"There's things we've got to work on, mistakes we've got to learn from in this game". He scored two goals in a span of two minutes between the end of the second period and start of the third. "Good players are able to score goals like that, and those are some of their better players so they found a way to score". I think the girls are a lot more prepared.

"It was a good game for us", Canada coach Willie Desjardins said.

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The United States leads Group B with four points, followed by the Russians and Slovakia with three each and Slovenia with two, and would avoid the qualification round with a regulation victory. The Russian forward dug the puck out from the side boards away from Lara Stalder and took off on a breakaway, skating across and beating Florence Schelling's stick for a 1-0 lead at 7:22 of the first period.

The U.S. rarely generated the kind of quality scoring chances against Vasily Koshechkin that the Russians did around Zapolski, who played all three preliminary-round games.

"The college guys that we have on our team have been doing really well, have been pulling their weight", Greenway said.

"I still have some gas left in my tank, so I hope I score some more", he said.

US and Russian fans filled Gangneung Hockey Centre and went back and forth with "U-S-A" and the "ROSS-I-YA" chants that made up the background noise at the Olympics four years ago.

But if the scoring picks up, Granato thinks anything is possible.

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