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Kovalchuk nets goal, assist as Russia tops U.S.

Tuesday, 05.7.2013 / 4:13 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Kovalchuk nets goal, assist as Russia tops U.S.


Ilya Kovalchuk
tallied a goal and assist as Russia improved to 3-0 at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki with a 5-3 win over the United States on Tuesday.

Yevgeni Medvedev broke a 3-3 tie with 6:25 remaining in regulation for the Russians, who rallied from deficits of 2-1 and 3-2.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 19 of 22 shots to improve to 2-0. Ben Bishop (2-1) finished with 25 saves.

After Paul Stastny scored twice to stake the U.S. to a 2-1 first-period lead, Kovalchuk tied the contest at 2 with his fifth goal of the tournament. In the third, he set up Alexander Radulov's power-play tally that made it 5-3 with 4:33 to go.

Matt Hunwick had the other goal for Team USA. Anton Belov and Alexei Tereshenko also scored for Russia.

Kovalchuk (5g-2a) has recorded three straight multi-point games to start the tournament and has five goals on just nine shots. He played left wing on a line centered by Devils teammate Andrei Loktionov, who went for 7-for-19 on faceoffs and was a plus-1.

Ryan Carter and Stephen Gionta skated on a U.S. trio centered by Nate Thompson. Carter posted one shot, while Stephen Gionta went 1-for-1 on draws.

Team USA continues the preliminary round Wednesday against Finland. Russia faces France on Thursday.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42