2014 WJC: Buchnevich, Russia eliminate Skjei, USA

January 2, 2014, by

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.



  1. Chris F says:

    The caption says that was Ryan Hartman who jabbed Buchnevich in the face.

    • Dave says:

      I thought it was #2 that did it. Caption could be wrong, check the number on the player.

  2. paulronty says:

    I thought it was Ryan Hartman hitting Buchnevich in the face with his stick at the end.

  3. TxRanger says:

    dude made sportscenter