Russia 4, Denmark 3 (OT)
New York (The Draft Analyst) — Vladislav Kamenev scored in overtime after tying the game in the final minute of regulation as Russia rallied to beat Denmark 4-3 on Saturday to advance to the world junior hockey championship semifinals.
Kamenev, a Nashville Predators prospect, took a centering feed in the slot from defenseman Ivan Provorov and beat goalie Thomas Lillie at the five minute mark of overtime. Kamanev forced the extra session with just 44 seconds left in the third after he gathered the rebound from an Artur Lauta shot and fired it past Lillie.
The Danes took a 2-1 lead into the third period on the strength of second-period goals by Markus Jensen and Thomas Olsen. Jensen beat Lauta for positioning in front of the net before banging home a centering feed from Jeppe Holmberg.
The Danes increased their lead to 2-1 at 9:20 when Georgiev steered Kristian Jensen’s seemingly harmless shot from left circle right to the stick of Olsen, who eluded defenseman Nikita Zhuldikov and hammered home his first goal of the tournament.
Lauta tied it 2-2 with 7:29 left in the third when he converted a pass from center Alexander Dergachyov.
Emil Christiansen’s backhand goal past Russian goalie Alexander Georgiev Georgiev just over two minutes later gave Denmark the lead again at 3-2 before Kamanev tied it with Georgiev off for an extra attacker. Georgiev finished with 18 saves.
Yegor Korshkov’s goal early in the first period gave Russia a 1-0 lead. Korshkov, a 19-year-old center for Lokamotiv in the Russia’s Kontanental Hockey League, scored his first goal of the tournament when he collected a rebound off the end boards and tucked it past Lillie.
Provorov, who the Philadelphia Flyers chose seventh overall in the 2015 draft, finished with two assists. Russia (5-0) outshot Denmark 46-21, including 25-6 over the final period and overtime. It will play the winner of today’s quarterfinal game between the United States and the Czech Republic.
Denmark (1-4) had its highest finish of its four all-time tournament appearances.