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2009 Karjala Cup (EuroTour) (Finland)
(11/06/2008-11/09/2008)
 
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11/08/2008 Russia destroys Finland 6:2 behind Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)

Russia dominated the hosting Finland in the second game of the tournament, destroying the squad 6:2. Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) his second goal of the tournament, with Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) adding two more tallies. Both forwards have looked very strong throughout this tournament, as has center Alexei Tereschenko (Dallas Stars). In the offensive zone, defenseman Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators) has also been impressive, back to his old form of a couple of years ago since returning to CSKA.

FINLAND - RUSSIA - 2:6 (1:2, 0:1, 1:3)
GOALS:
Radulov - 1 (Saprykin), 12:26 (0:1). Nummelin - 2 (Pirnes, Kapanen), 13:36 (1:1). Mikhnov - 2 (Korneev, Eremenko), 15:13 (1:2). Kulyash - 1, 22:06 (1:3). Radulov - 2 (Gorovikov), 49:04 (1:4). Zinovjev - 1 (Zaripov, Morozov), 52:26 (1:5 - bol.). Khyutenen - 1 (Khyuvonen), 55:51 (2:5 - bol.). Tereschenko - 1 (Perezhogin, Mozyakin), 59:03 (2:6).
Finlyandiya: Vekhanen. Nummenlin - Lekhtonen, Kallio - Pirnes - Kapanen. Yokelya - Luoma, Khaatayya - Immonen - Khyutenen. Laamanen - Vyalivaara, Khyuvonen - Khal - Puoryala. Malmivaara - Myantyamaa, Petrell - Santala - Saylio.
RUSSIA: Eremenko. Nikulin - Proshkin, Morozov - Zinovev - Zaripov. Korneev - Atyushov, Mikhnov - Schastlivyy - But. Kulyash - Vishnevskiy, Radulov - Gorovikov - Saprykin. Zhitnik - Schadilov, Perezhogin - Tereschenko - Mozyakin.
PIM: 10 - 16.
SHOTS: 30 - 34. READ MORE
11/08/2008 Web Site News: Russia wins opener against Sweden with a late goal by Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers)

Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) came up big late in the third period with just a few minutes left to play, helping his team win the contest 1:0. The game was fairly close throughout and everyone expected it to go to overtime, though the hulking winger with a dangerous wrist shot made sure that would not happen. Russian netminder Alexander Eremenko had an excellent game.
11/07/2008 Russian Hockey Federation anounces roster for Karjala Cup

FHR (Russian Hockey Federation) has released the list of the players who will skate for Russia in the forthcoming Karjala Cup, Euro Hockey Tourís first round, who will be played in Finland from sixth to ninth November. Russia will play the first game at home, in Moscow, against Sweden. Every EHT round has a game scheduled in another country than the organizing one.

The Russian roster features seven players from CSKA Moscow and six from Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The most notable missing player is probably the former Vancouver Canuck Kirill Koltsov.

Goalies
Konstantin Barulin (St. Louis Blues) (CSKA)
Mikhail Biryukov (HC MVD)
Alexander Eremenko (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)

Defenders
Ilya Nikulin (Atlanta Thrashers) (Ak Bars)
Vitaliy Atyushov (Ottawa Senators) (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
Vitali Vishnevsky (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
Alexei Zhitnik (Dynamo Moscow)
Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) (CSKA)
Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators) (CSKA)
Vitali Proshkin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Igor Schadilov (Washington Capitals) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)

Forwards
Anton But (Tampa Bay Lightning) (CSKA)
Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) (CSKA)
Oleg Saprykin (Ottawa Senators) (CSKA)
Petr Schastlivy (Phoenix Coyotes) (CSKA)
Konstantin Gorovikov (SKA)
Danis Zaripov (Ak Bars)
Sergei Zinovjev (Boston Bruins) (Ak Bars)
Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) (Ak Bars)
Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) (Atlant)
Alexander Perezhogin (Montreal Canadiens) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Alexei Tereschenko (Dallas Stars) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)

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