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Canada power play ties game after two periods

by Adam Kimelman

Canada continued to take advantage of Russia's lack of discipline, scoring a pair of power-play goals to tie their bronze-medal game against Russia 4-4 after two periods.

Mark Scheifele and Ryan Murphy scored power-play goals, as Canada improved to 4-for-5 with the man advantage through two periods.

Scheifele tied the game 3-3 just 3:16 into the second. With Yaroslav Kosov in the box for high sticking, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins possessed the above the right circle, and found Scheifele alone in the slot. Scheifele had enough time to kick the puck onto his forehand and slide his shot under goalie Andrey Makarov.

Russia answered just 1:07 later when Yevgeni Mozer scored his first of the tournament. Maxim Shalunov's shot was blocked by Tyler Wotherspoon, but Mozer stepped between three Canadian players to grab the loose puck and beat Canada goalie Malcolm Subban under his glove at 4:23.

After a penalty on Russia's Albert Yarullin, Canada took advantage again. Jonathan Huberdeau got the puck along the goal line and then passed back to Murphy in the middle of the ice, just inside the blue line. The Carolina Hurricanes prospect fired a shot through a Scheifele screen and past Makarov at 13:53.

Back with more after the third period.

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

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