GDT: Group A - May 15 - Russia vs Sweden

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by stv11, May 14, 2018.

  1. stv11

    stv11 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,636
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Switzerland
    2018 IIHF World Championship
    Group A


    May 15
    2:15 PM ET • 8:15 PM CET


    [​IMG] Russia vs Sweden [​IMG]

    Russia
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    83 Vasili Koshechkin
    30 Igor Shestyorkin

    Defensemen:
    4 Vladislav Gavrikov - 55 Bogdan Kiselevich
    89 Nikita Nesterov - 22 Nikita Zaitsev
    44 Yegor Yakovlev - 51 Alexei Bereglazov
    3 Dinar Khafizullin

    Forwards:
    7 Kirill Kaprizov - 13 Pavel Datsyuk - 97 Nikita Gusev
    25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 15 Artyom Anisimov - 63 Yevgeni Dadonov
    19 Pavel Buchnevich - 11 Sergei Andronov - 66 Ilya Mikheyev
    94 Alexander Barabanov - 29 Ilya Kablukov - 87 Maxim Shalunov
    41 Nikita Soshnikov

    Scratched:
    G 31 Ilya Sorokin
    D 88 Nikita Tryamkin
    F 78 Maxim Mamin


    Sweden
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    31 Anders Nilsson
    35 Magnus Hellberg

    Defensemen:
    23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - 6 Adam Larsson
    47 Hampus Lindholm - 3 John Klingberg
    4 Mattias Ekholm - 5 Mikael Wikstrand

    Forwards:
    67 Rickard Rakell - 93 Mika Zibanejad - 13 Mattias Janmark
    72 Patrick Hörnqvist - 11 Mikael Backlund - 14 Gustav Nyquist
    9 Adrian Kempe - 79 Filip Forsberg - 33 Viktor Arvdisson
    91 Magnus Pääjärvi- 12 Johan Larsson - 25 Jacob de la Rose
    24 Lias Andersson - 18 Dennis Everberg

    Scratched:
    G 30 Filip Gustavsson
    D 56 Erik Gustafsson
    F 40 Elias Pettersson


     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  2. MaxV

    MaxV Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Occupation:
    Electrical Engineer
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Koshechkin will start.
     
  3. Retroglyphs

    Retroglyphs Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2018
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Russia 3 - Sweden 4
     
  4. theslatcher

    theslatcher Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Sweden
    Expecting Forsberg to do a highlight-reel goal. 4-2 Sweden.
     
  5. MrJonas

    MrJonas Ekblades of Steel

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,557
    Likes Received:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Sweden
    The other group has been so up and down that I don't even know if it matters who wins our group, as we have no idea what kind of teams we'll face. Still, always a big deal to play Russia.
     
  6. Lepardi

    Lepardi Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,053
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Finland
    If Canada ends up second in group B and Finland ends up fourth, that would mean that the winner of group A would have to beat Finland in the QF and the winner of Canada vs. Czech Republic in the semis. The team finishing second in group A would get Denmark in the QF and USA, Switzerland, Slovakia or France in the semis. If Finland loses to USA tomorrow and Denmark takes an early lead against Latvia, it might very well be the case that neither team really wants to win the Russia vs. Sweden game. Swedes might want to do what they did in their final group game in Turin 2006.
     
    LAINEC likes this.
  7. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Rīga
    Why would the team finishing 2nd face Denmark? And on what planet is France going to play in the semis?
     
  8. canswetoxic

    canswetoxic Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Toronto
    Make no sense, why Sweden doesn't want to play the worst team either the Danes or Finns?
     
  9. maclean

    maclean Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    3,578
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Gotta give the edge to Sweden here
     
  10. swissexpert

    swissexpert Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,198
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Because the highest team in the standings isn't always the best.
    They both would prefer to play against Denmark rather than Finland. Even if Denmark finishes 3rd and Fin 4th.
     
    LAINEC likes this.
  11. canswetoxic

    canswetoxic Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Toronto
    With Ardvisson, Forsberg and Hornqvist I don't see the Finns or the Bears get passed Sweden either.
     
  12. IceHockey19

    IceHockey19 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Could anybody tell what time will be the Quarterfinals (17.05)?
    A1-B4
    A2-B3
    Can't figure out at IIHF web site. 16:15 or 20:15. And if Danes make the playoff?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  13. LaGu

    LaGu Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,102
    Likes Received:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Luxembourg
    Forsberg - Kempe - Arvidsson

    :thumbu:
     
  14. IceHockey19

    IceHockey19 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Looks like group winners will play in primetime at 20:15
    A1-B4, B1-A4. Hosts also play in primetime and Denmark can be only B4, So A2 will play at 16:15

    Right?
     
  15. theslatcher

    theslatcher Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Sweden
    Denmark if they win vs Latvia can be B2, B3, or B4.
     
  16. Hybbe

    Hybbe Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Will Ekholm be playing today?
     
  17. theslatcher

    theslatcher Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Sweden
    Yes, Ekholm & Forsberg will play today, the lineup(not sure about wing sides):

    Janmark-Ziba-Rakell
    Forsberg-Kempe-Arvi
    Nyquist-Backlund-Hörnqvist
    4th is TBA

    OEL-Larsson
    Lindholm-Klingberg
    Ekholm-Wikstrand

    Nilsson
    Hellberg
     
  18. Kshahdoo

    Kshahdoo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    9,425
    Likes Received:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Btw, Russia has won 10 out of 11 last WHC games vs Sweden. And that 11th game was a draw 3-3.
     
  19. Eye of Ra

    Eye of Ra Big and physical

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Malmö, Sweden
    this game is very important right now because the winner play versus denmark and the loser will play against canada.
     
  20. Lepardi

    Lepardi Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,053
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Finland
    Denmark could have very well ended up 3rd in group B, had Finland lost to the USA. Luckily they didn't.

    Or Latvia.
     
  21. Eye of Ra

    Eye of Ra Big and physical

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Malmö, Sweden
    oh latvia, yeah, right. ok.
     
  22. Pekkafromswe

    Pekkafromswe Subban please..

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    281
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Nah, we'll just bulldoze Russia and all other teams. Come whatever may! :D
     
  23. ZEBROA

    ZEBROA Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2017
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    23
    We (Sweden) has a realy hard time figuring out how to win agains Russia. Some times they have dominated the game and still lost almost every time. Seems like Swedens system suits Russia realy well or something. Finland has a lot easier against Russia. Maby Sweden should copy their system for this game... Because a dont think its a matter of talent.

    Going by history Russia should win. So if Sweden wins thats a huge bonus. And then we need to slay the other dragon.. Canada. Dont like the odds in this WHC right now.
     
  24. Slimmy

    Slimmy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    GBG
    Win or lose doesn't really matter to me. Just want Tre Kronor to face Denmark in the QF. That game would be a lot of fun. Gonna be a crazy atmosphere in the arena.
     
    ZEBROA likes this.
  25. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Rīga
    One can only hope Team Sweden will be as overconfident as you are regarding Latvia.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"