- Title: RUSSIA: RUSSIA DEFEAT FINLAND 2-1 IN INTERNATIONAL BALTIKA ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
- Date: 18th December 1997
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (DECEMBER 18, 1997) 1. RUSSIAN AND FINNISH FLAGS 2. WIDE ANGLE OF STADIUM 3. RUSSIAN FANS WAVE FLAGS 4. RUSSIA'S ALEXANDER BARKOV SCORES THE FIRST GOAL IN THE 14TH MINUTE, SHOOTING HOME A REBOUND FROM THE BACKBOARDS 5. CROWD CELEBRATE 6. ALEXANDR KHARITONOV LYING ON THE ICE/ GETS UP AND COLLAPSES/ HELPED FROM ICE BY TEAMMATES 7. RUSSIA'S VITALY PROKHOROV SCORES THE SECOND GOAL IN THE 46TH MINUTE AFTER A GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE 8. SPECTATORS 9. FINLAND'S RAIMO HELMINEN SCORES IN THE 50TH MINUTE FROM CLOSE RANGE 10. SCOREBOARD AT END OF MATCH Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 2nd January 1998 12:00
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Reuters ID: LVA88A51PAZF6L3T48X0GG5TG1A8
- Story Text: INTRO: Russia scored a 2-1 victory over Finland on the second day of the international Baltika Hockey Tournament.
Russia's win came after a disappointing first day 0-0 draw against Sweden.
Russia moved into first place with victory on Thursday (December 18), staying ahead of rivals Finland, Sweden and Czech Republic.
The Baltika Cup, renamed only this year to honour its new main sponsor, Russia's Baltika Brewery, is in its 30th year and is part of the Euro Hockey Tour. It was previously known as the Izvestia Tournament.
All players will have a rest day on Friday before Saturday's (December 20) second-to-last day when Sweden will take on Finland and Russia meet the Czech Republic.
Thursday's match was played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium to an estimated crowd of 2400 spectators, the weekend's play was expected to draw larger crowds.
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