Ceske Pojistovna Cup: Final Round
Sweden shut out Finland 2-0 today to complete a three game sweep of their round robin and claim the Ceske Pojistovna Cup. Lightning defenseman prospect Andreas Holmqvist once again played on the first pairing with veteran Kenny Jonsson while Jimmie Olvestad's line was moved up from third to second line duty.
Finishing second on the table was Russia, which finished out their tournament by defeating the Czech Republic 2-1. Russia scored two goals late in the third period including one by former Lightning winger Alexander Kharitonov to steal the win away in front of a hostile pro-Czech home crowd. Despite playing on the second line in all three tilts, winger Anton But remained scoreless for the tournament. Team Russia's players will now return home to their club team where the Superleague schedule begins Wednesday with, among other matchups, Dimitry Kazionov's Lada Togliatti squaring off with Alexander Polushin's Severstal Cherepovets.