Skip to main content

Headlines

Americans hammer listless Russians 5-1 in world junior tuneup

NHL.com @NHL

KINGSTON, Ont. - In the final exhibition game before the world junior hockey championship, the United States looked like a gold-medal contender and Russia looked like a team that will have its hands full beating anyone at the tournament.

Before a sellout crowd of 5,375 last night at the K-Rock Centre, St. Louis Blues prospect Aaron Palushaj had a hat trick as the Americans beat the listless Russians 5-1. The score likely flattered Russia, which didn't even have a shot in the first period, though the shot-keeper appeared to miss one on a good chance by Dmitry Kugryshev.

The US outshot Russia 40-17.

Thomas McCollum got the start for the Americans in net for the second game in a row.

Russia started Danila Alistratov in goal and then inserted Vadim Zhelobnyuk at the start of the third period.

Russia meets Latvia in its tournament opener on Friday.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.