Karjala Cup (EuroTour) - FHR (Russian Hockey Federation) has released the list of the players who will skate for Russia in the forthcoming Karjala Cup, Euro Hockey Tourís first round, who will be played in Finland from sixth to ninth November. Russia will play the first game at home, in Moscow, against Sweden. Every EHT round has a game scheduled in another country than the organizing one.
The Russian roster features seven players from CSKA Moscow and six from Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The most notable missing player is probably the former Vancouver Canuck Kirill Koltsov.
Super League - Denis Arkhipov and Alexander Stepanov open the scoring on a nice two on one break, taking advantage of defenseman Vitali Proshkin ís mistake. Oleg Tverdovsky (Los Angeles Kings) ties it up with a seemingly simple shot that Robert Eshe wasnít able to handle. Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) scored an important goal on the break away, slipping by Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) and Vyacheslav Buravchikov (Buffalo Sabres) before beating Eshe. Kazan still manages to tie the game again. Highly effective Igor Volkov (New York Islanders) scored another playoff goal to put his team up 3:2 and then Oleg Tverdovsky (Los Angeles Kings) added his second goal to put his team up 4:2. Kazan came back with a late goal by the first line, but it is too little too late and Salavat Yulayev takes a lead in the series.