The Russian team failed in the match of the first round of the group stage taking place in Toronto the world Cup of hockey. In Tuesday night Moscow time the team of Oleg Znarka with the score 1:2 lost to the national team of Sweden.
Victory in a viscous game with plenty of power against the Scandinavians brought Gabriel Lindeskog goals and Victor Hedman in the second period. The only puck at the Russians for 33 seconds before the end of the meeting, when the goalkeeper Bobrovsky was replaced with the sixth field player, was captain Alexander Ovechkin.
He after a while again struck the opponent, but the judge after video viewing has decided the puck will not be counted. In the scoring of the episode was recorded ill.
As notes a press-service of the tournament, team Russia could not deny the desire to fight (32 power reception against 14 opponent), but tough style of play has not helped the “red car”. In attack the team Znarka not turned out almost anything. With an equal number of shots the Russians noticeably lacked sharpness.
“We have to draw conclusions and to-morrow to have another play. Today we missed a lot of counterattacks and little shot. We often tried to take partner for an easy shot. However, the site is small, any shot threat. We have to throw from any position. We need dirty goals. Tomorrow we have more pressure the opponent’s defense,” said veteran team of Russia Pavel Datsyuk.
Until this match the Russian national team at major tournaments such as world Championships and the Olympics, had not lost to the Swedes 12 years. The last defeat happened at the world championship 2004. Since in 11 matches, the success was celebrated by the Russians.
The next match the team of Oleg Znarka will hold on the night Tuesday against the team North America, made up of players no older than 23 years. The meeting will begin at 03:00 Moscow time. In the first round of the young Americans defeated the Finns 4:1.