SUDBURY, Ont. — Nikolai Skladnichenko scored in the eighth round of the shootout as Russia edged Team OHL 3-2 on Monday in fourth game of the Subway Super Series.
Vladimir Tkachyov also scored in the shootout as Russia beat the OHL for the second time in this year’s all-star exhibition tournament. Ildar Shiksatdarov and Sergei Kuptsov scored just over two minutes apart in the first period to give the Russians a 2-0 lead.
Bo Horvat and Carter Verhaeghe replied in the second period for Team OHL, a collection of some of the best prospects in the Ontario Hockey League.
Ivan Nalimov was outstanding in net for the Russians, stopped 50 of 52 shots, including a penalty shot from Max Domi of the London Knights.
He also turned away seven skaters in the shootout, with Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown the only OHL player to beat him. Brown plays for the Erie Otters.
Jake Paterson made 21 saves for Team OHL, stopping six Russian skaters in the shootout.
Team OHL went 0 for 4 on the power play, while Russia went 0 for 2.