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Team Russia up 2-0 after one period

Thursday, 11.15.2012 / 11:04 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / CHL Subway Super Series

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Team Russia up 2-0 after one period

Team Russia accomplished something in the first period of Game 6 of the CHL Subway Super Series it couldn't through 60 minutes of regulation last night and the shootout -- put a puck past Team WHL goalie Laurent Brossoit.

Russia did it twice, with Mikhail Naumenkov and Andrei Sigarev scoring to give Team Russia a 2-0 lead after one period.

If Team Russia wins in regulation, it would win the six-game series.

Kirill Kapustin beat a pair of Team WHL skaters to a puck along the wall in the offensive zone and sent it to Naumenkov at the left point. The defenseman one-timed the puck on net where it bounced past Brossoit at 7:06.

Then with 10 seconds left, Alexander Khokhlachev skated with the puck through the offensive zone, drawing defenders to him. He dropped the puck for Sigarev, who skated into a shot from the high slot that went past Brossoit high.

Team Russia had a chance to add to its lead with a 64-second two-man advantage, but Brossoit was able to stop the Russian attack.

Team WHL had its chances to get on the board, including a 64-second power play late in the first, but Andrey Makarov, who made 35 saves in regulation last night and three of four in the shootout. Makarov, a Buffalo Sabres prospect, stopped all eight Team WHL shots in the first period.

Team WHL outshot Team Russia 8-6 in the first period.

Back with more after the second period.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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