Kovalchuk leads Russians past Slovakia
Seventh goal of tournament holds up as winner
Russia 3, Slovakia 1: Alexander Radulov opened the scoring and then assisted on the game-winning goal by Ilya Kovalchuk as Russia rebounded and got back in the win column in a game at Hartwall Arena.
Kovalchuk leads Russia with 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists) in six games, including two game winners, and is a team-high plus-8. He's averaging 20:50 minutes of ice time.
Denis Denisov also scored to back a 23-save effort by Ilya Bryzgalov.
Branko Radivojevic had a shorthanded goal and Jaroslav Janus stopped 20 shots for Slovakia.
Russia returns to the ice Monday against Austria.