Brown, Frolov score; Russia wins

Russia defeated the United States 3-2 this morning to advance to gold-medal game of the IIHF World Championships. Dustin Brown scored a second-period goal to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead, but Alexander Frolov scored later in the period to put Russia up 2-1. Team USA tied it late in the second on a goal by Kyle Okposo, and the game-winning goal came with Russia’s Konstantin Gorovikov scored on the power play with 1:47 remaining.

Russia advances to face either Canada or Sweden for gold, while the U.S. will play the lose of that semifinal game for bronze.

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  • RealDrew

    http://www.iihf.com/en/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/article/russia-downs-usa-makes-finals.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=187&cHash=793652d0f0

    “The USA’s three best players of the tournament were announced: David Backes, Dustin Brown, and Ron Hainsey.”

  • Vasquez

    Team USA should of won this game, but a cheap goal late sealed its fate. This team showed a lot of chemistry and if they can get some goaltending, which they will by January, they will be a team to be reckoned with. The biggest thing that stood out to me was… JACK JOHNSON, he was very good. He was mean like he was at Michigan along the boards. He carried the puck well, made nice passes and had a few good shots. We need to re-sign him

  • -J

    Could have gone either way. Refs seemed to swallow their whistles on a couple against Russia there at the end after Rus took the lead, but whatever. You’re right Vasquez, JJ has looked pretty good in the games over there. Hopefully he can keep it up when he gets back cus I don’t think we’ve really seen what he’s capable of fully yet as a King.

    How can they name players of the tournament when there’s still a game left to be played for each team?

  • cristobal

    Thanks for the coverage Rich.
    I wouldn’t know a thing about the tourny if not for your updates.

    Go Russia!!! Avenge the WJC’s!!

    (posted by iPhone–incredible!)

    Cheers

  • stang

    I’m trying to like this tournament cause it’s all we have to look forward to as Kings fans but the more I watch the SC playoffs the more I despise this tournament. This tourney is for losers! We’ve probably had guys playing in this tourney for the past six years, enough is enough. DL needs to get this team into the post season so we can start becoming relevant again.

  • CanadianKing

    Meanwhile, Drew Doughty looks absolutely incredible right now against Sweden. He’s gone end to end a couple times now, setting up scoring chances. He’s currently paired with M.E Vlasic. He definitely is one of those players who steps up in high intensity games.

    1-0 Canada in the 2nd.

  • Fake Anthony

    Thanks to O’Sullivan, USA lost.

  • dan

    3-2 loss to Russia, Brown and Frolov score… I can live with that result. What is hard to swallow, is the paragraph that says Parise could have been brought over, but wasn’t. I’d like to give Burke et al the benefit of the doubt, I don’t who in their right mind would decline a roster spot to Zach, but that article made it sound pretty one-sided on who’s decision it was.

  • guinnesarmy

    KOVY AND FROLOV were paired together and majic happened DL attack!!!! First sign JMFJ

  • mask0425x

    So Frolov put in a rebound of Kovalchuk’s shot. Hmmmm… Question to anyone who watched the game – did they just happen to be on ice at the same time or were they actually playing on the same line? If latter, which one had to switch to the RW?

    Not to add anymore fuel to the speculation (OK, just a little bit!), but DL and Don Waddell are both part of the advisory group for Team USA

    http://hockey.teamusa.org/news/article/12485

    You think they may talk on the matters other than a potential bronze medal?

    Another question, did Jon Quick get a call or not? I know Esche played most of the games, Montoya played at least one, but I don’t recall hearing anything about Quick.

  • mrbrett7

    Well, at least they still have a shot at the bronze…being one of the top 4 isn’t terrible when you consider the level of goaltending we have.

  • Paul from Oxnard

    No surprise. The Russians are the best team in the tournament. They shouldn’t have too much trouble with Canada or Sweden for the gold. The USA won’t win the bronze. They’re the 4th best team in the tourney and that’s where they’ll finish.

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Wonder where all the DB bashers are, now?
    ;)

    Somehow, I think this year put in the bottom for Brown’s play–just wait until next year! Love the description of his goal–hound Kovalchuk until he coughs it up, breakaway and goal.

    Know the competition is AHL+NHL losers, but even so…

  • PolarBearOne

    Tough loss for U.S. I was able to watch most of the game and I have to tell you all….I do NOT miss Patrick O’Sullivan. His movement with the puck today was not conducive to any scoring chances AT ALL and was virtually nonexistent the ehtire game. At one point, when the U.S. had a power play, Sully has the puck on the right side, mid-circle, with Jason Blake (I believe) down low. Instead of putting it on net and giving Blake a possble chance at a rebound, Sully just turns to go back towards the point and passes it to Blake who has no other choice than to come out and try to stuff a low-percentage chance on Bryzgalov.

  • khanon81

    Polarbearone,

    Couldn’t agree with you more. POS is a horrible player and I never really understood why his stock was so high for a crap player. Edmonton got stuck with a small, slow, wimpy, wannabe Michael Cammalleri.

  • anthonyy

    And with Williams, LA is stuck with a slow, overated, overweight, injury prone, has been, who’ll never ever regain his old form. Not that he had one to begin with.
    The only question is when he returns to the injured reserve list.

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