Russia defeats Sweden in OT 6-5

10115_m15courtesy of CTVOlympics.ca

In Russia’s first game of the qualification/elimination stage of the 2009 IIHF World Championship the team of mostly KHL players defeated Sweden 6-5 in OT. After surrendering the lead with under 2 minutes to go Russia would get the winner from Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Dimitri Kalinin for his second of the game. Ilya Bryzgalov backstopped Russia to the win with 33 saves allowing his team to remain undefeated. Other goals came from Ilya Nikulin and Oleg Saprykin. They take on the US on Saturday.

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