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Germany Falls To Russia At Worlds

Tuesday, 05.08.2012 / 5:23 PM / World Championship
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Germany Falls To Russia At Worlds

Russia 2, Germany 0
Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots for the shutout and Evgeni Malkin assisted on Nikolay Zherdev's game-winner, tying him for the tournament scoring lead as Russia remained undefeated at the World Championship with a 2-0 victory against Germany.

After enjoying comfortable wins against Latvia and Norway to open the tournament, the Russians were in tough against upstart Germany, which fired 13 shots at Varlamov in the opening period. Despite the barrage of shots in the first, the game remained scoreless until Zherdev tipped in Evgeni Medvedev's shot to score his first of the tournament with just nine seconds remaining in the period. The Russians enjoyed a 10-8 shot advantage in the second before Alexei Tereshenko doubled the lead in the third with Germany's Justin Krueger in the penalty box for slashing.

With his assist on Zherdev's goal, Malkin now has six points in three games, tying him with Sweden's Loui Eriksson for the tournament lead. The win also gave Russia a 3-0 record, tying it for first in its group along with Sweden. The two teams also have identical plus-seven goal differentials. The Russians next face Denmark Thursday before meeting the tournament host Swedes Friday.

Panthers forward Marcel Goc was named Germany's best player of the game against Russia. His squad's captain finished with one shot on 19:12 of time on ice.

FULL STORY (IIHF.com)
FINAL STATISTICS (IIHF.com)

UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 30 12 7 2 19
A. Ekblad 30 5 13 5 18
J. Jokinen 29 3 13 -1 16
B. Boyes 29 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 27 3 9 2 12
V. Trocheck 19 2 9 4 11
S. Bergenheim 20 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 19 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 28 3 5 7 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 12 6 6 .926 2.24
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
 
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