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The opening match of the world hockey championship in group A ended with the victory of Russia over Swedes in the penalty shootout with the score 2:1. Following the meeting, the Russians earned two points, the Swedes are one.

The Russians extended their unbeaten run against the Swedes at the world Championships to 11 matches. The last time the Scandinavians have won that battle in the group stage of the world Cup 2004 in Czech Republic (3:2 ). Since the Russians beat the Swedes ten games with one draw (in 2006, according to the rules of such an outcome was still possible).

The Swedes went ahead on 15 minutes, catching their opponents on the change of composition. Victor Rask in a fight with Artem Tooth made a pass from the side, and Elias Lindholm flip of the wrist struck the bottom corner of the goalkeeper of Russian national team Andrey Vasilevsky. Viktor Antipin does not have time to cover the forward of “Carolina”.