Beyond The Benches

Canada Takes Down Russia In Overtime

Team Canada will go into the World Cup of Hockey with back-to-back wins in the exhibition games after a 3-2 overtime win over Russia Wednesday night at the Consol Energy Center. The intense three-on-three overtime came to an end after Ryan Getzlaf beat Sergei Bobrovsky on a breakaway at the 3:29 mark.

Team Canada also saw goals from John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron. Sidney Crosby notched the assist notably on Bergeron’s goal in his home rink for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Artemi Panarin and Alexander Ovechkin notched the goals for Team Russia. Sidney Crosby’s Penguins teammate Evgeni Malkin was credited with the assist on Ovechkin’s goal.

Carey Price had 24 saves for Canada, while Bobrovsky made 45 saves with the critical goal slipping between his pads during the 3-on-3 extra session.

The tournament will open for Team Canada against the Czech Republic on Saturday. Russia will face Sweden the following Sunday.