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Russia routs U.S. 6-1 at ice hockey worlds

Published May 12, 2014 4:09 pm
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Minsk, Belarus • Viktor Tikhonov scored twice and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and two assists Monday as Russia routed the United States 6-1 for its third straight victory at the ice hockey world championships.

In the day's other big matchup, Canada downed the Czech Republic 4-3.

Nikolai Kolyomin opened the scoring for Russia and Alex Ovechkin beat veteran goaltender Tim Thomas with backhand on a penalty shot in the first period for his third goal of the tournament. Ovechkin set up both of Tikhonov's goals in the second, with Yevgeni Kuznetsov and Sergei Plotnikov also scoring for Russia.



Justin Abdelkader pulled one back for the U.S. to make it 3-1.

Russia leads Group G with nine points from three games, while the U.S. has six.

 

 

 

 

 

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