Channel One Cup: Day Three 12-16-12
Russia 3 vs. Finland 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin sat backup as Russia defeated Finland 3-1 to secure the Channel One Cup. Russia got a goal and an assist from NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the victory. The star-heavy lineup finished 3-0-0 with a +12 goal differential.
Czech Republic 0 vs. Sweden 4
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +5, 2 PIM
Victor Hedman assisted on a goal by fellow NHLer Marcus Johansson in Sweden's 4-0 shutout of Czech Republic. Young Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth stopped all 33 shots he faced for the win. Sweden rebounded from their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Russians in their opening match of the tournament to finish up second on the table.