Russia 15 years later again became a world champion in ice hockey

Yielding to Canadians during the meeting,
Russians in overtime final match
We managed to snatch victory 5: 4.

Russian hockey team for the second time in its history became world champions by winning the final match of the World Cup 2008, Team Canada with the score 5: 4 in overtime. The winning goal in extra time of 63 minutes, most of Ilya Kovalchuk scored.

Before the match, there was an unpleasant incident: Canadian police without explanation stopped the bus with the Russian national team on its way to the "Coliseum Arena," and the players had to walk about a kilometer.

In goal teams in the finals took Russian Evgeni Nabokov, the last two games won back "by zero", and Cam Ward, who coped with their duties "gold" for Canada in the 2007 final in Moscow.

Team Russia opened the scoring on two minutes when Washington excelled link. Sergei Fedorov made a pass along the side, Alexander Ovechkin made the transfer because of the goal, and Alexander Semin with "Piglet" directed the puck into the goal.

The hosts World Cup recouped fairly quickly, using a scoring point after the Russians had already been defended its gates in numerical minority. In the 4th minute, Brent Burns, removing on the wrong swing at the puck lozhivshegosya Russians, wrist throw struck the gate Yevgeny Nabokov.

Canadians continued to pressurize the Russian goal, in an episode of the puck hitting the post. Their activity resulted in the second goal against Nabokov. After the interception in the middle zone on the 10th minute, Chris Kunitz powerful click make the score 2: 1.

Up to two goals their lead Team Canada brought in the 15th minute, having realized the numerical advantage in the two players. His second goal in the final match score Burns. In total in the first 20-minute Russians got 10 penalty minutes, while the Canadians were in the minority only under the close of the period.

The Russians realized that majority at the beginning of the second period, when after throwing Konstantin Korneev and bounce from side Semin in touch sent the puck into the goal. The score was 3: 2 in favor of Canada in the 22 th minute.

In the middle of the second 20-minute (30-minute meeting) Canadians regained the difference in two goals when undisguised Dany Heatley struck from close range gate of Russians.

In the final period the rolling waves of attacks on one, then another gate. The first capitulated Ward, whose gate on finishing after firing Semin struck Alexei Tereshchenko. 5 minutes 14 seconds remaining in the third period, the Russians equaled by. Ilya Kovalchuk, who missed the semi-final through suspension, scored his first goal at the World Cup, hitting the gate Ward's throw from the left circle throw. 4: 4 all in the final match started "from scratch". Before the end of third period goals were not neglected, and the game went into overtime.

The key to removing the mast became a part of the Canadian national team Rick Nash, who threw the puck out of bounds from the zone. Vyacheslav Bykov Joy to implement most of the best forces and Kovalchuk scored the "golden" goal with assists Fedorov and Ovechkin.

The Russian team for the second time in its history, became the champion of the world, repeating the success of 1993. USSR squad won the previous 22 world championship. Canadian hockey players who were close to his 25th world title, extended the tradition: since 1986 the owner of the championship did not manage to win. The Russians broke the winning streak of Canadians at the world championships, which accounted for 17 matches.


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