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COLOGNE /Germany/, may 5. /Spec. Q. TASS Dmitry Rachitsky Rustam Sharafutdinov/. The changes made by the coaching staff of Russian national team on hockey in the third period of the world Cup match against Sweden, brought the team score. The journalists said the chief coach of Russia Oleg Znarok.
Team Russia hockey team beat Sweden in the first match at the world Cup
On Friday, the Russian team with the score 2:1 in shootouts team defeated Sweden in the opening match of the world Cup. The group a match was held in Cologne.
“Played with a good team. The third period was slightly changed, it is given the result. We will prepare for the next game – said Znarok. – Opponent 17 people played in the world Cup: we have a good team, we due to the nature of using “can’t” won, for which I respect them”.
According to him, the players were preparing to play in the world Cup overtime in the format of “three for three” . For the first time at the world Championships were held overtime in this format, which played the teams of Russia and Sweden, so it will be done only at the preliminary stage. “We’ve been preparing for this, the odds were with them and with us. If correctly to play, it is not a lottery,” said Znarok.
Sweden coach Rikard, Grinberg noted good game of team Russia in the second part of the match. “It was a tough game, Russia has a great team. We started well and could differ had some good games in the minority. Rival is much better spent the second part of the game”, – said the expert..
Znarok wasn’t expecting out Sipacheva in the NHL
On Friday it became known that the forward of St. Petersburg SKA and Russian national team Vadim Shipachev signed a two-year contract with club of National hockey League (NHL) “Vegas”. “Not waiting for his departure,” said Znarok. The Russian became the second player in the new team. Earlier a contract was signed with the 21-year-old forward Reid Duke.
The world Cup runs from 5 to 21 may in Cologne and Paris. The next meeting will be with the team in Italy on 7 may (13:15 GMT).