Canada wins over Finland, while Russia plays a tie game with Sweden

  • 2006-05-16
  • By TBT staff
On May 15 in the Group E match Canadian team beat Finland (4:2), while the game between Russia and Sweden in the Group F ended in a 3:3 tie.

In the Canada vs. Finland match the score was opened by Patrice Bergeron with 5.58 on the game clock, as Finland were playing one man short. Later on, while Canadian team was one player short Jeff Carter made the score 2:0. Mikko Koivu replied with a goal for Finland about one minute before the end of the first period.

Six minutes into the second period, Jeff Carter disrupted Finland's power play, making the score 3-1 for Canada.
Ten minutes into the third period, Finnish Petteri Nummelin made the score 3:2, while Canadian player was in the penalty box.
But Canada's top line dampened Finland's comeback hopes when it clicked to make the score 4-2 at 11:36 on the clock.
Patrice Bergeron dug the puck loose behind the net to Crosby, who centered the disc to Boyes, and he made no mistake.

Petteri Nummelin was Finland's Player of the Game and Jeff Carter claimed the honors for Canada.

With this win over Finland, Canada moved into top spot in Group E.

In Russia vs. Sweden match, which can be honestly called a sensational hockey worthy of the term "World Championship." It featured incredible scoring chances, major-league hits, great goals, and an electric atmosphere generated by the mostly-Russian crowd.

Alexander Ovechkin scored a goal just a little bit over a minute after the match started. Seven minutes later, Mikael Samuelsson replied with a goal on a power play.
Alexei Mikhnov, made the score 2-1 for Russia on a power play, with 11.28 on the clock.
But just 14 seconds into the second period, Mikael Samuelsson scored an equalizer on a power play. And two minutes later, Jorgen Jonsson made the score 3:2 for Sweden.

Five minutes before the end of the match, Alexei Mikhnov scored the equalizer on an assist from Alexander Semin and leaded his team to a tie result at the end of the game.

The Russians now hold down top spot in Group F with nine points, while the Swedes are second with six. Switzerland, which tied Sweden 4:4 earlier in the tournament, still can overtake in the standings if it defeats Belarus today [May 16] by five or more goals.