After having their hats handed to them for six straight games in the Super Series, Russia might consider Game Seven a bit of a moral victory. Without their star Alexei Cherepanov, who did not make the trip for the Canadian leg of the series due to injury, and after having been beaten handily in Game Five and Game Six, Russia played Canada to a 4-4 tie on Friday night. Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell was scoreless in the match.
The final game of the Super Series is slated for Sunday night.
Just a little taste of Swedish preseason action:
Lightning prospect Johan Harju had a pair of goals today in Lulea's 3-2 victory over Skelleftea. Former Lightning captain Mikael Renberg had a goal in the match for SAIK.
Until the Superleague's statistics website gets fixed, these unofficial results from Dynamo's website will have to do:
Anton But had 2 penalty minutes for St. Petersburg in their 4-3 win over Magnitogorsk.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-2 win over Novosibirsk.
Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 4-3 overtime win against Tver.
Despite a goal and 2 penalty minutes from Albert Vishnyakov, Spartak fell to Dynamo 2-1 in a shootout.
Vasily Koshechkin got his first win of the season to even his record at 1-1-0 as Kazan handled Chekhov 3-1. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Ak Bars.
It's all over but the crying...
With nothing left to play for but pride, Canada extended their series lead to 6-0 with a 4-1 win on Wednesday. Tyrell scored his first goal of the tournament in the 3rd period of the match for what became the game winning goal. TSN has an interview with Tyrell up on their website .
Canada's website has Tyrell with 1 goal and 2 penalty minutes in 6 games thus far in the tournament.
Game Seven is slated for Friday.
For anyone who is wondering, the Russian Superleague got underway yesterday with a full slate of games. Bolt Prospects will post game results when they become available on the league's official statistics site.
Unofficial scores and stats from the Dynamo website:
SKA defeated Chelyabinsk 3-2. No boxscore available. Anton But continues with St. Petersburg this season.
Dynamo defeated Omsk 3-1. Evgeny Artyukhin had 4 PIMs for Omsk.
Tver defeated Spartak 6-3. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless for Spartak.
Amur defeated Kazan 3-2. Dimitri Kazionov had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in the match for Ak Bars. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin loses his first start for Kazan to begin the season 0-1-0. Former Lightning player Nikita Alexeev also had an assist for Kazan.