The Russian national team defeated the British team with a score of 7:1 in the second match of the Ice Hockey World Championship in Latvia. The Russians scored four goals in the first 11 minutes of the meeting, TASS reports.
It is noted that at the beginning of the first period the game turned out to be equal but by the sixth minute, the Russians managed to seize the advantage. This was helped by the removal of David Phillips which was implemented by Anton Burdasov. After 30 seconds, the Russian national team was already in the minority but this did not prevent it from scoring the second goal (Mikhail Grigorenko).
In the first half of the first period, the players of the Russian national team scored two more goals against the British: Burdasov scored a double and Tolchinsky scored the first goal at the World Championships. After that, the British played twice more in the minority, and 1 minute 14 seconds before the end of the playing segment, with the efforts of Liam Kirk, they turned to the majority and closed the gap in the score.
It is stated that the second period came out less productive largely due to the actions of Jackson Whistle who began to play more confidently. However, the Russians still managed to score one goal (Pavel Karnaukhov). In the third game segment, Andrey Kuzmenko threw the puck into the gates of Whistle. The final goal was scored by the team captain Anton Slepyshev.
“The Russians scored four goals in four minutes, so everything was clear from the very beginning. Then your team had mostly training. Could and had to score more, but limited to seven goals,” the President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, Rene Fasel, said.