HOCKEY : SAKIC'S LATE SCORE HELPS CANADA DEFEAT RUSSIA.Byline: Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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Russia tied it 3-3 with two second-period goals in the tournament opener for both teams. But Darius Kasparaitis was called for hooking 41 seconds into the third period, and Sakic scored 11 seconds later by converting a rebound.
Russia had two goals disallowed, including Sergei Nemchinov's apparent tying goal with 1:41 remaining. But the Russians were penalized pe·nal·ize
tr.v. pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing, pe·nal·iz·es
1. To subject to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or official regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
2. instead when it was determined they had too many men on the ice.
Theo Fleury added an insurance power-play goal with 20 seconds to play.
Vincent Damphousse scored a short-handed goal for Canada, Eric Desjardins a power-play goal and Brendan Shanahan added the only even-strength goal.
The Russians got goals by Alexei Kovalev, Vladimir Malakhov and Sergei Fedorov before a sellout crowd of 18,422 at GM Place.
Canada took 35 shots at Russian goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, while Canadian goaltender Curtis Joseph faced 29.
Kovalev gave Russia 1-0 lead 2:18 into the game, but Damphousse, Desjardins and Shanahan scored in the first period.
The Russians regrouped between periods and opened the second with goals by Malakhov and Fedorov in a span of 39 seconds - at 2:57 and 3:36.