2018 WJC • - Russia Vs. Switzerland - 2PM ET

Russian takes on Switzerland at 2:00 PM Eastern. Check here for gameday information.
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    Group B: [​IMG] Russia vs. [​IMG] Switzerland
    Dec. 28 • 14:00 ET • 20:00 CET
    HarborCenter — Buffalo, NY
    TV: RDS2, TSN3/5



    [​IMG] Russia
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    16 Andrei Altybarmakyan - 13 Mikhail Maltsev - 27 Alexei Polodyan
    10 Artyom Manukyan - 17 German Rubtsov - 28 Artur Kayumov
    7 Dmitri Sokolov - 19 Marsel Sholokhov - 11 Vitali Abramov
    24 Klim Kostin - 12 Georgi Ivanov - 14 Andrei Svechnikov

    22 Nikolai Knyzhov - 2 Nikita Makeyev
    6 Yegor Zaitsev - 5 Artyom Minulin
    25 Dmitri Samorukov - 15 Anatoli Yelizarov
    26 Vladislav Syomin - 4 Alexander Shepelev

    30 Vladislav Sukhachyov
    1 Alexei Melnichuk
    20 Mikhail Berdin


    [​IMG] Switzerland
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    11 Marco Miranda - 23 Philipp Kurashev - 10 Guillaume Maillard
    13 Justin Sigrist - 24 Andre Heim - 22 Nando Eggenberger
    20 Sven Leuenberger - 18 Valentin Nussbaumer - 19 Axel Simic
    28 Dario Rohrbach - 9 Nicolas Muller - 14 Ken Jager
    26 Marco Cavalleri

    12 Tobias Geisser - 16 Nico Gross
    17 Elia Riva - 27 Dominik Egli
    21 Tim Berni - 4 Simon LeCoultre
    8 Davyd Barandun

    30 Philip Wuthrich
    1 Matteo Ritz
    29 Akira Schmid
     
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    this thread not seeing much traffic. Okay, I'll kick it off and go out on a limb....Swiss for the W in OT 3-2.
     
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    Russians will sure want to make up for that opening game performace. I think they win by 3-4 goals.
     
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    Ill say Swiss with the upset 4:2 with the last goal being empty netter for Swiss.
     
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    Having seen the pretournament game against Canada, im not very optimistic that the Swiss team can pull off an upset against a top team especially against the bigger and older Russians againt whom we always struggle more than against other teams. On top of that we just played yesterday while the Russians are rested.

    If we want to have a chance, we'll have to play defence first, what kinda goes against our coaches playing philosophy.
     
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    I think either this game or the sweden czech game is going to be an upset today.
     
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    I still dont understand why people underrate the Czechs.. They have a good team with some solid prospects and yet everyone thinks they are some type of underdogs. USA losing to Denmark now THAT would be an upset.
     
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    That would still be an upset. Czechs are decent but just not the caliber of Sweden, a team on a 41 game prelim win streak.
     
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    The Swiss usually play the Russians tough and this is not the best Russian roster we've seen, so it's quite possible. In any case, sitting back and trying to play defense has never been the path to success for this team. They often play over their heads by showing no fear of a superior opponent. Switzerland has been one of the only lower level teams to be able to do that, which is why they've been getting results the last decade at all levels.
     
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    Am not saying they should sit back and hope for a lucky bounce but Wohlwend (Swiss coach) seems to think sometimes the only difference between us and the big hockey nations is "winner menatility" and therefore lets the boys play against top teams as if they were Germany. When that happens every mistake, every turnover gets punished and we loose by a wide margin like against Canda last week in the pretournament. Of course, if you want to win you need to score goals, but that needs to hapen without loosing your head defensivley.
     
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    Yes, it's tough to find that right balance.
     
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    after losing the opening game Russia will come blasting from all guns here. 4-1 win for Russia
     
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    Expecting Russia to go balls to the wall after losing the first game. 5-2 Russia
     
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    I better see more svechnikov
     
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    4-0 Russia. Swiss don't have the top end talent and what they do have is 18 or younger. After coming back yesterday to probably lock up a QF spot expecting a letdown today
     
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    8-2 Russia

    Abramov with 4 goals
     
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    Russians to their first power play. Let's see if it has improved any.
     
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    1-0 RUS. Syomin point wrister through traffic, hit something.
     
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    Don Sweeney watching the Russian game I see
     
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    Just tuned in, hope it's a good game.
     
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    More boring uncreative hockey from Bragin's team. What else is new.

    Sukhachev is absolutely terrible at handling the puck. If he keeps playing he will do something awful, give the puck away at some point.
     
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    Russia is pretty bad this year lol.
     
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    Why do they even bother interviewing players who barely speak English?
     
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    still early, hopefully they pick it up
     

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