Russia Fends off Slovakia in second-straight Shootout

Russia Fends off Slovakia in Shootout

Russian goaltender Semyon Varlamov was solid against Slovakia on Sunday. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Russian men’s hockey team slipped by the Slovaks in a 1-0 shootout win at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi Sunday.

Slovakia took it to the Russians for a considerable part of the game, outshooting them 22-16 after 40 minutes.

It was in the final frame when the Russians finally pushed back, limiting the Slovaks to just two shots in the third period.

Read more at Hooked on Hockey Magazine.

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