View Full Version : Another Third Period Collapse!

05-13-2011, 09:16 PM
Whoa, Canada!

"A win for Russia seemed unlikely early on considering Canada had thoroughly outplayed Russia in the first period. Canada held a 17-6 edge in shots after 20 minutes, giving the Canadians an edge they would hold throughout the game, and one that made them seem a safe bet to advance after Jason Spezza's breakaway goal gave Canada a 1-0 lead at 5:32 of the second period.

But the tables turned in the third as a shorthanded breakaway goal by Russia's Alexei Kaigorodov tied the game at 9:07 of the final period, and Kovalchuk's score off a sharp feed from Alexander Radulov completed the rally just over three minutes later. In advancing to the semifinals, Russia managed to overcome not only a significant 37-20 shot disadvantage, but also a meek power play that was fruitless in five opportunities with an extra man. The win likely wouldn't have happened without an impressive 36-save performance by Russian goalie Konstantin Barulin."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/05/12/russia-stuns-canada-period-rally/#ixzz1MITYbzRI