February 7th, 2003 Game 3: Team Russia vs. Team Sweden 4:2Goals: N. Anderson, Krivokrasov, Grigorenko, Nordgren, Grigorenko
February 6th, 2003 Game 2: Finland vs. Russia 2:3 February 6th, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden Goals: 0:1 Krivokrasov (27.46), 1:1 Torkki (Voutalienen, 31.44, pp.), 2:1 Kiprusoff (Yulinen, Lynd, 48.19, pp.), 2:2 Suglobov (Zinovjev, 56.55), 2:3 Krivokrasov (Vyshedkevich, 60.19).
Prospect Notes: Prospect Notes: Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Alexander Polushin made his debut on the national team. New Jersey Devils prospect Alexander Suglobov scored the game tying goal for Russia with a rifle of a shot from the blue line which surprised the goalie. Earlier in the game Alexander gave a little scare when he hit the boards full speed, forcing him to temporarily leave the lineup. He did come back and had at least four other scoring chances beside his goal. Detroit Red Wings prospect Igor Grigorenko almost scored a goal, but the puck didn’t cross the line and no one was around to shoot in the rebound. Boston Bruins prospect Sergei Zinovjev was also in the thick of things, but the Finnish defenses made it very hard for Sergei to finish his chances. Former NHLer Sergei Krivokrasov scored two of Russia’s three goals, including the overtime winner.
Other Games: Sweden vs. Czech Republic 4:1
February 5th, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden Game 1: Russia vs. Canada 4:1Goals: 1:0 Turkovsky (Tereschenko, 1.40), 2:0 Suglobov (Soin, 7.48), 2:1 Dipietro (Henrik, 30.45), 3:1 Bernikov (Gusev, 47.20), 4:1 Erofeev (Zinovjev, 57.36).
Prospect Notes: New Jersey Devils prospect Alexander Suglobov continued his international success. He scored Russia’s second goal after getting a nice feed in front of the net from Colorado’s prospect Sergei Soin. He also had a clean breakaway in the second period and was only foiled by the goaltender. During the play Soin got leveled by a Canadian player Howard, who Suglobov went and leveled against the boards in retaliation. Both Howard and Suglobov got 4 minutes for the altercation. Soin had a mixed game
Los Angeles prospect Mikhail Lyubushin, Washington Capitals prospect Ivan Nepriayev and San Jose player Alexander Korloyuk have been removed from Russia's roster due to injury or illness.
Forwards: Sergei Zinovjev, Alexei Chupin, Alexander Korolyuk, Vladimir Antipov, Alexander Suglobov, Ivan Tkachenko, Alexander Perezhogin, Andrei Taratukhin, Igor Igor Grigorenko, Konstantin Gorovikov (will not play due to an inury), Yuri Trubachev (will not play due to injury), Sergei Soin, Alexei Tereschenko, Alexander Polushin, Ruslan Bernikov, Ivan Nerpiayev,
Defensemen: :Dmitri Erofeev, Vitali Proshkin, Fedor Tyutin, Sergei Gusev, Vasily Turkovsky, Sergei Vyshedkevich, Andrei Skopintsev, Vladimir Malenkyh, Denis Grebeshkov, Mikhail Lyubushin, Sergei Zhukov,
Goalies: :Andrei Tsarev, Maxim Sokolov, Yegor Podomatsky;