• PRINT
  • RSS

Radulov Scores Gold Medal Winning Goal, Weber Named Tournament's Top D-Man

Sunday, 05.10.2009 / 9:22 PM CT / Features
Nashville Predators
X
Share with your Friends


Radulov Scores Gold Medal Winning Goal, Weber Named Tournament\'s Top D-Man
Alexander Radulov scored the game-winning goal late in the second period as Russia edged Canada 2-1 in the Gold Medal Game of the 2009 World Championships, the second consecutive year Russia has knocked off Canada in the title game of the World Championships.

Radulov finished the tournament with four goals and 10 points, including two game-winning goals. He also created the game-winner in Russia's semifinal win over Team USA with a shot that deflected off the leg of a teammate in front of the net.

Preds defenseman Shea Weber was named the Top Defenseman by the tournament directorate and earned a spot on the Medial All-Star Team, picking up four goals and 12 points in nine games for Team Canada. Weber was the highest scoring defenseman in this year's World Championships, finishing tied for third overall behind only Martin St. Louis (15 points) and tournament MVP Ilya Kovalchuk (14 points).

Weber, who logged 31:58 in the title game, picked up an assist on the game's opening goal, a Jason Spezza even strength tally 5:37 into the game. Russia tied the game on Oleg Sparykin's power-play goal with 7:01 remaining in the first period. The game remained tied until Radulov scored the go-ahead goal with 5:30 remaining in the second period. Ilya Bryzgalov shut down the Canadian offense the rest of the way, stopping 37 of 38 shots to preserve the win.

In the Bronze Medal Game, played just prior to the Gold Medal match-up, Team Sweden doubled-up Team USA 4-2. Jack Johnson got the US on the board first with a power-play goal 5:14 into the second period, but Sweden answered with a pair of power-play tallies later in the period to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission. Joe Pavelski tied the score 2:15 into the third period, only to see Sweden net its third power-play goal of the game with 11:00 remaining in regulation. The Swedes added an empty-net goal with one second remaining to seal the win.

Click here for the Predators World Championships homepage.
SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33