Channel One Cup: Day One 12-13-12
Sweden 1 vs. Russia 5
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Star-studded Russia spotted Sweden a goal before running away to a 5-1 win in the first game of the Channel One Cup. Pavel Datsyuk had a pair of helpers in the match for Russia while Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk had single helpers.
In the tournament's other match, Finland knocked off Czech Republic 3-2. Sweden faces Finland Saturday while the Russians get the Czechs.