KAMLOOPS, British Columbia -- Russia pulled off a 7-6 victory in a shootout over Team WHL in Game 5 of the 2010 Subway Super Series on Wednesday night.
The Russians improve to 3-1-1 versus the CHL through five games of the series. The final game -- and the second against Team WHL -- is tonight in Prince George, British Columbia.
Team WHL looked to have control of the game after taking a 6-3 lead in the third period on power-play goals less than a minute apart from Jordan Weal (Regina) and Curtis Hamilton (Saskatoon).
The Russians stormed back with three goals in a span of 1:42 to tie the score at 6-6 and send it to the shootout.
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Sergei Kalinin, the Team Russia's Player of the Game, scored just 38 seconds after Hamilton had made it 6-3. Maxim Kitsyn -- on the power play -- and Artem Voronin followed with goals 46 seconds apart to knot up the contest.
Brandon Herrod of the Prince Albert Raiders was named Team WHL's Player of the Game, scoring the lone goal in the second period.
Carter Ashton (Regina), Quinton Howden (Moose Jasw) and Stefan Elliott (Saskatoon) also scored for Team WHL, while Tri-City Americans forward Brendan Shinnimin handed out two assists.
Everett's Kent Simpson made 27 saves in regulation for Team WHL, and was beaten on 3 of 4 Russian shootout attempts to take the loss.
Emil Garipov turned aside 40 of the 44 shots he faced through 56:24 of action to pick up the win.