Zavgorodniy leads Russia past Team QMJHL 4-3 in Game 1 of Canada-Russia Series

The Canadian Press

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Dmitry Zavgorodniy's second goal of the night lifted Russia over Team QMJHL 4-3 on Monday night in the first game of the annual Canada-Russia Series.

Zavgorodniy scored with 3:16 left to play as Russia rallied past a collection of players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Alexander Khovanov also scored twice for Russia, while Daniil Isayev made 20 saves for the win.

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Gabriel Fortier, Dawson Mercer and Raphael Lavoie scored in the second as Team QMJHL built a 3-1 lead by the 17:10 mark of the period.

Alexis Gravel stopped 24-of-28 shots in net for the QMJHL.

Neither team scored on the power play. The Russians were 0 for 2 and the QMJHL was 0 for 1.

The Canadian Press

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