Pavel Buchnevich (2013, 3rd) had a pair of goals as Russia eliminated Brady Skjei (2012, 1st) and Team USA by a score of 5-3. Buchnevich scored Russia’s second and fifth (empty net) goals, also nabbing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty while celebrating in front of the USA bench. Russia advances to face the winner of the Slovakia/Canada game.
Skjei notched an assist on USA’s first goal, and finished with a +2 rating. He also notched a punch to the face of Buchnevich while he was celebrating the empty net goal. Awkward moment for the future teammates.