OSTRAVA /the Czech Republic/, May 4. /TASS/. The United States has come away with a 4-2 win over Russia during the third preliminary round action at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic on Monday.
Russia’s Anton Belov scored his first goal on the 24th minute and Sergei Plotnick netted the puck on the 57th minute. Trevor Lewis (on the seventh minute), Torey Krug (27th), Mark Arcobello (52nd) and Brock Nelson (60th) scored four goals for the U.S. team.
The defeat has become the first for the Russian team trained by head coach Oleg Znarok, who took it over in 2014. Then, Russia was crowned the world champions with 100% success (ten wins in ten games) in Belarus.
At the 2015 world championship, Russia won its opening game against Norway (6-1) and against Slovenia (5-3).
On May 6 Russia plays Denmark and on May 7 the U.S. plays Belarus.
The 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is taking place in the Czech cities of Prague and Ostrava on May 1 through 17.
Russia plays in Group B against the United States, Slovakia, Denmark, Belarus, Slovenia, Norway and Finland.