The Canadians had taken a commanding 5-1 lead by 12:30 of the second period and it seemed the rest of the game would be a mere formality, however, Russia proved resilient and pushed back quickly.
A power play goal at 14:21 and an even strength tally 32 seconds later suddenly saw Russia cut the deficit in half to 5-3.
A hooking penalty to Sam Reinhart – scorer of Canada’s fifth goal and ultimately the game winner – at the end of the second period had Russia start the third on a power play.
Canada managed to kill off the Russian man advantage en route to victory.
More to come.