Team Russia Remains Unbeaten, Blanks Team Switzerland 3-0; Capitals Dmitry Orlov With Assist

Team Russia downed Team Switzerland 3-0 Sunday evening at Ondrej Nepala Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov registered two of the Russian’s three goals. The Russians remain unbeaten in the preliminary round, going 6-0. Team Russia has one more game in the preliminary round against Team Sweden on Tuesday before the quarterfinals and elimination rounds begin on Thursday.

FIRST PERIOD
Team Russia would strike first with a goal from Artyom Anisimov just 3:36 into the contest. The Capitals Dmitri Orlov entered the zone with a couple of sweet moves, splitting the Swiss defense.

Orlov would ultimately lose the handle at the end, but Anisimov would finish the loose puck.

Team Switzerland would find their game midway through the period, as the opening frame ended with the Russians leading 1-0.

SECOND PERIOD
Team Russia would make it 2-0 with a power play goal from Nikita Kucherov at 6:20 of the middle frame.

And that would be it for the middle frame. Team Russia led 2-0. The Swiss led in shots on goal 26-10.

THIRD PERIOD
The Russians would put the game away late in the final frame on a bad line change by the Swiss. Nikita Kucherov would score his second tally of the game at 15:20 of the third period.

Shavings

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov leads Team Russia in faceoff winning percentage at 57%.
  • Team Russia has scored 29 goals, while only giving up three in their first six games.
  • Russia outshot Switzerland 34-31.
  • Nikita Kucherov led Russia in shots with 6, Alex Ovechkin was second with 5.
  • Goalie Alexander Georgiev recorded his second win and shutout of the tournament.
  • The Russians have posted four shutouts in their first six games.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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4 Responses to Team Russia Remains Unbeaten, Blanks Team Switzerland 3-0; Capitals Dmitry Orlov With Assist

  1. Anonymous says:

    Orly has been charging into the zone in this tournament. Would love to see this more next season for Caps.

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    • Day One Caps Fan says:

      I would too! But not likely on the Power Play, because Coach Milquetoast favors the tactic where on EVERY power play rush, a Caps defenseman will lollygag slowly up to Center Ice, turn around to face his own goalie, and fire the puck backwards to a teammate 20 feet behind the play. Hooray for Baldy! Caps Coaching Hall of Fame!

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    • Day One Caps Fan says:

      I would too! Only it won’t happen on the Caps’ power play. Coach Milquetoast favors the tactic where, on EVERY Caps rush on a power play, a Caps defenseman slowly lollygags up to Center Ice, then stops, turns around to face his own goalie, and fires the puck BACKWARDS to a teammate twenty feet behind the play.
      Hooray for Coach Baldy! Caps’ Coaching Hall of Fame!

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