Russia '85 keeps on winning

Feb.9 -- Russian U-18 team enjoyed its third win in as many games at the Five Nations Cup in Prague on Saturday defeating Team Finland 7-5.

Roman Petrov from Yaroslavl led Russia's offense with two goals. Alexei Ivanov, Alexander Zhurun, Dmitry Pestunov, Artur Garipov and Dmitry Petrov also scored for Vladimir Kryuchkov's side. Konstantin Glazachev added three helpers. He has eight points, including three goals, in three games at the tournament.

Russia went 4 for 8 on the power play, as the Finns were quite undisciplined taking 11 minor penalties.

At one point Russian team had a 7-3 lead, but Finland managed to restore some respect with a couple of late power-play tallies.

Arsi Piismanen (twice), Lauri Tukonen, Juhamatti Aaltonen and  Valtteri Tenkanen scored for Finland.

Game summary:

RUSSIA vs FINLAND  7-5 (2-1, 4-1, 1-3)

RUSSIA: Borisov (Sidikov, 48:15). Nosov - Pervyshin, Ezhov - Kosmachev, Vorobiev - Garipov, Panin - Misharin. Makarov - Pestunov - Chernykh. Glazachev - Ivanov - R.Petrov, D.Petrov - Shafigullin - Zhurun, Tolpeko - Loginov - Naurov.

First period:
0-1 FIN  3:21  Tenkanen (Tukonen)
1-1 RUS  3:30  R.Petrov,2 (Glazachev)
2-1 RUS 10:52  Ivanov,2 (Nosov, Glazachev)  (pp)
Penalties: Nurmi FIN (interference) 0:57. Zhurun RUS (hooking) 7:52. Niemi FIN (interference) 8:55. Konttinen FIN (holding) 10:27. Makkonen FIN (cross-check) 16:14.

Second period:
3-1 RUS  1:22  Zhurun,2 (D.Petrov)
3-2 FIN  4:06  Piispanen (Tenkanen)
4-2 RUS  5:39  Pestunov,2 (Chernykh, Vorobiev)  (pp)
5-2 RUS  8:57  Garipov,1 (Pestunov)  (pp)
6-2 RUS 18:16  D.Petrov,1 (Kosmachev, Zhurun)  (pp)
Penalties: Konttinen FIN (tripping) 5:30. Ivanov RUS (tripping) 6:24. Keränen FIN (cross-check) 8:52. Kuukka FIN (holding) 15:57. Makarov RUS (hooking) 15:57. Flod FIN (holding) 17:35. Garipov RUS (roughing) 18:32. Makkonen FIN (roughing) 19:38. Misharin RUS (roughing) 19:38.

Third period:
7-2 RUS  2:12  R.Petrov,3 (Glazachev, Pervyshin)
7-3 FIN  4:32  Tukonen (Tenkanen)
7-4 FIN 17:27  Aaltonen (Mäntymaa)  (pp)
7-5 FIN 19:31  Piispanen (Tukonen)  (pp)
Penalties: Flod FIN (cross-check) 5:51. Vimpari FIN (hooking) 11:33. Panin RUS (roughing) 15:51. D.Petrov RUS (roughing) 17:15. Naurov RUS (cross-check) 19:14. Panin RUS (hooking) 19:14.

Goaltenders: Borisov (W,2-0-0) 27/30, Sidikov (8:15 third) 3/5 - Kilpeläinen 29/36.

Shots:
RUS  13 12 11 -- 36
FIN  15 14  6 -- 35

Power play: Russia 4/8, Finland 2/5.
February 8. Kralupy. A - 315.

RSB (C) 2003