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Pilipenko scores to earn Russia 3-2 shootout win over Canada at under-18 event

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 11:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Pilipenko scores to earn Russia 3-2 shootout win over Canada at under-18 event

IMATRA, Finland - Kirill Pilipenko scored in the shootout to earn Russia a 3-2 win over Canada on Tuesday at the world under-18 hockey championship.

Pilipenko scored on Russia's first shot of the shootout against Canadian goalie Mason McDonald. But it was all the offence the Russians needed as Canada's Conner Bleackley, Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen all couldn't beat goalie Maxim Tretiak, the grandson of legendary Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak.

Vladislav Kamenov's power-play goal with 35 remaining in regulation forced overtime.

Mathew Barzal and Travis Konecny scored for Canada (3-0-0-1, 10 points), the defending tournament champion.

Ivan Nikolishin had the other goal for Russia (1-0-2-1, eight points).

Despite the loss, Canada still finished atop Group A and will play a yet undetermined opponent in quarter-final action Thursday.

Konecny opened the scoring at 1:49 of the second period before Nikolishin replied just 27 seconds into the third. Barzal put Canada ahead 2-1 at 7:40 before Kamenov converted on the man advantage at 19:25.

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