LIGHTNING FIRST-ROUND PICK TYRELL LEADS CANADA TO SIXTH WIN AT SUPER SERIES
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The game wasn't as lopsided as the score indicated, but with help from Lightning first-round pick Dana Tyrell, Team Canada won its sixth consecutive game in the Canada-Russia Super Series. Canada scored three goals in the third period to secure the win, 4-1, at the Credit Union Center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
After two periods of play Canada and Russia were tied at one despite the Canadians owning a 26-13 advantage in shots on goal. It took a little more than seven minutes for Tyrell to break the tie when his even-strength goal beat Russian goaltender and Washington Capitals first-round pick, Semen Varlamov. Canada followed up Tyrell’s goal with a shorthanded tally from Brandon Sutter and one on the power play from Zachary Boychuk.
The Russians gained momentum in the second period following a power-play goal from Ivan Vishnevsky to tie the game. They lost some of that shortly afterward as they gave the Canadians a 5-on-3 power play. They failed to score on the two-man advantage and the second period ended tied at two. Russia never regained the momentum though as they went on to be outscored 3-0 in the third period and outshot 26-11.
Tyrell has played in all six games during the series with two more games yet to be played. The teams will face off again on Friday in Red Deer, Alberta before closing out the series on Sunday at General Motors Place in Vancouver, the home of the Vancouver Canucks.