Vasily Koshechkin stopped 25 of 27 shots faced in regulation before stopping 2 of 3 penalty shots to lift Russia to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Czech Republic to win the Karjala Cup. Koshechkin finishes the tournament with a record of 2-0-0 with a 1.92 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as Alexander Eremenko was between the pipes today in Russia's 5-4 win over Sweden to move to 2-0-0 in the Karjala Cup tournament. Evgeny Artyukhin was held out of the match with a suspension stemming from the charging major he took in the opening match against Finland.
Video of Russia's opening match against Finland can be found here, including the knee-to-knee hit that has resulted in Artyukhin's ejection from the tournament.
Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin and right wing Evgeny Artyukhin have been named to Team Russia for the upcoming Karjala Cup tournament. The Karjala Cup is the Finnish leg of the Euro Tour series of tournaments which feature national teams comprised of the best club players in Europe. Russia gets underway on Thursday against home club Finland.