By Henrik Lundqvist – Eurohockey.com
Russia won their home tournament of the Euro Hockey Tour. After beating Finland 5-1 today the Russians stayed undefeated.
After Czech Republic had beaten Sweden earlier today it was known that the winner of Russia and Finland would win the Channel One Cup. In case of overtime, Russia would win it since they had two points more than Finland in the standings. Russia took the lead in the first period when Vadim Shipachyov scored on a delayed penalty.
In the second period the show belonged to Dmitri Voronkov who scored 2-0 and 3-0 before Harri Pesonen scored the first and only Finnish goal on a breakaway after a mistake by Andrei Chibisov.
Russia added two goals late in the third period. Pavel Karnaukhov scored an empty-netter before Andrei Kuzmenko got his third goal of the tournament.
Czech Republic took many penalties in the first period against Sweden and Sweden took the lead on a PP goal by Jonathan Berggren. Czechs had the better team and score four unanswered goals by Radan Lenc, Matej Blümel, Daniel Gazda and Pavel Pycha.