KULIKOV, RUSSIA PULL PAST EICHEL, NORTH AMERICA IN WORLD CUP ACTION

Dmitry Kulikov and Team Russia earned their first win of the World Cup on Monday, defeating Jack Eichel and the high-flying North Americans 4-3 at Air Canada Centre.

Both teams are now 1-1-0 with one game each remaining in the preliminary round. Only the top two seeds from each pool advance to the semifinals.

Auston Matthews scored first for Team North America, one-timing a feed from Connor McDavid 5:14 into the game. However, Russia opened the second period with four-straight goals. …

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