Found May 16, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Risto Pakarinen at, Craig Smith had five assists, while team captain Paul Stastny scored two and added two assists, and John Gibson made 31 saves for the Americans. The 19-year-old, who led the U.S. to World Junior gold in January, came to Helsinki with only one professional game (for the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals) under his belt. Alexander Ovechkin, who arrived yesterday, scored one and added an assist for Russia. He was selected as best player for his team. "The team that was more disciplined and better organized won today. We have very good players, but you have to remember that hockey is a team game," Russia's coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said. "We are where we wanted to be coming into this tournament," said the USA's Stephen Gionta. "We took care of what we had to to, and we got some bounces our way, which is always nice." read on and watch the highlights below... Continue reading "USA Defeats Russia 8-...

US scores eight in rout of Russia

Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith had five assists on Thursday to give the United States a spot in the hockey world championships semifinals with an 8-3 pounding of Russia on Thursday. It was the first time Russia or the Soviet Union had let in eight goals in the worlds or Olympics. David Moss also scored, and five players other players -- Ryan Carter,...
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