Overtime win for Belarus against Norway
Ruslan Salei scored with 25 seconds remaining of the sudden death period.
Belarus got 2 important points in the Qualifying Round of the World Champonship against Norway with a 3-2 overtime win. Norway had a 2-0 lead but Belarus managed to get back and win the game.
Ruslan Salei scored the winning goal at 4:35 of the overtime assisted by Aleksei Kalyuzhny and Mikhail Grabovsky.
Ruslan Salei (#24), here in front of his own net
Photo: Roman Kucera
Patrick Thoresen opened the scoring in the first period and Norway got a 2-0 lead early in the second period when Mats Trygg scored a power-play goal. Belarus replied shortly after when Aleksei Ugarov scored. Mikhail Grabovsky tied the game early in the third period.
Belarus – Norway 3-2 (0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0)
0-1 Patrick Thoresen (T Vikingstad)
0-2 Mats Trygg PP
1-2 Aleksei Ugarov (S Demagin, A Bashko) PP
2-2 Mikhail Grabovsky (A Kalyuzhny) PP
3-2 Ruslan Salei (A Kalyuzhny, M Grabovsky)
Story added on 30th April 2009 at 16:43 GMT
Story submitted by: Henrik Lundqvist.