Ebene News – CA – WJC 2021: 3 takeaways from Russia’s historic victory over Sweden

By Frankie Benvenuti December 31, 2020

eval (ez_write_tag ([[468,60], ‘thehockeywriters_com-box-3’, ‘ezslot_4’, 661, ‘0’, ‘0’])); Russia hit the ice for their final game of the 2021 World Juniors round preliminaries last night knowing exactly what they had to do – beat Sweden in settlement to win the group

After Sweden equalized the late game and sent it to overtime, it became impossible for the Russians to clinch first place in Group B, but a win would still give them a chance to win it They ended up winning the match, but the job is not done yet

Last night the Russians accomplished something no other team has done since 2006 For 54 straight games, Sweden haven’t been beaten in the World Juniors preliminary round A streak like this won’t will probably never be broken This will probably be one of those records you look back on in 20 years and realize how crazy a race it was

You have to hand it over to Sweden With how junior hockey works, having new players and still being the best team in the preliminaries every year is more than awesome It’s just another thing the year 2020 has taken He also had to sink his little crooked claws into this one

On the other side of things, you have to give the Russians all the credit for last night With their backs against the wall, watching a game with the Canadiens or the Finns in the eye, they played their best tournament match We still don’t really know what this Russian team is, but when they played their best opponents they looked great so far

However, if there is a consolation prize for Sweden, they still have an unreasonably long number of points streak.It certainly isn’t that glamorous, but they don’t have to have shame Maybe they can also break this long drought for the gold medal

Vasily Podkolzin had his breakout match against the Austrians a few nights ago, and it looks like he’s here to stay now This is encouraging news not only for the Russians in this tournament, but also for the Vancouver Canucks, the team that chose Podkolzin 10th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft

This game’s box score won’t impress you in terms of Podkolzin’s score, but it did shake things up while he was on the ice To steal an end to the takeaway item on the game Austrian, he was the buzzsaw the Russians needed to win this match

The connection Podkolzin and Rodion Amirov have right now is very good news for Russia as the opponents continue to harden at the end of this tournament From the start in this game, Amirov has scored a goal that would be refused after review but he and Podkolzin continued to be a thorn alongside Sweden all night

Here’s the Podkolzin Russia need to win in this tournament This is the player the Canucks picked 10th overall As the games get bigger and bigger I expect to see him keep playing like this If anything, expect him to play better and better each night

As previously reported, the Russians could have clinched Group B with a regulation win last night, but as that didn’t happen all they can do now is wait. game between USA and Sweden to find out both where they end up and who they play

#WorldJuniors Standings – December 30 Group A: * CAN (3-0-0-0) * FIN (3-0-0-0) * GER (1-1-0-2) * SVK (1- 0-1-2) ^ SUI (0-0-0-4) Group B: * RUS (2-1-0-1) * SWE (2-0-1-0) * USA (2-0-0 -1) CZE (1-0-0-2AUT (0-0-0-3) * qualified for QF ^ eliminated #IIHF #WJC # WJC2021

If you want Russia to take first place in Group B your ingrained interests will be very strange tonight Here are some of the scenarios to help you figure out exactly what needs to happen

With any victory for Sweden, Sweden will win the group and face Slovakia in the first game If Sweden wins tonight’s game in regulation or beyond, Russia would finish second and face Germany in the quarterfinals final The Americans would then play the loser of tonight’s game between Canada and Finland

If the United States won this game in regulation, the Americans would finish first, the Russians would finish second and Sweden would drop to third place to face either Finland or Canadaeval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2’, ‘ezslot_7’, 669, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

The only way the Russians can win the squad is with an overtime or shootout victory for the Americans. See why the rooting interest is a little weird? You basically have to cheer on the losing team at all times and encourage no one to score when the game is tied

The good news for Russia is that they have delayed the game against Canada or Finland at least until the semi-finals.On top of that, they are currently playing their best hockey of the tournament – very good news for a team looking for a gold medal

After last night they need to take their team seriously Whether it’s Slovakia or Germany they need to be taken seriously The Germans have the ability to make you pay for your mistakes, and Slovakia have played a very good game against Canada earlier in this tournament Don’t let what happened against the Czech Republic happen again

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Ebene News – CA – 2021 WJC: 3 takeaways from Russia’s historic victory over Sweden

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