Hockey·Recap

Canadian hockey woes continue with loss to Russia at Channel One Cup

Vasily Koshechkin made 15 saves and Nikita Nesterov scored on a power play early in the third period as Russia beat Canada 2-0 on Saturday in the Canadians' final round-robin game at the Channel One Cup.

Canada scoreless against Russia on Saturday to finish tournament with 1-2 record

Canada's goaltender Ben Scrivens concedes to Russia during the Channel One Cup on Saturday. Canada lost 2-0. (Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS via Getty Images)

Vasily Koshechkin made 15 saves and Nikita Nesterov scored on a power play early in the third period as Russia beat Canada 2-0 on Saturday in the Canadians' final round-robin game at the Channel One Cup.

Sergey Plotnikov also scored for the Russians.

Ben Scrivens made 14 saves for Canada, which finished the tournament with a win and two losses.

The teams combined for just 31 shots on goal and Russia held a narrow 16-15 advantage. Canada outshot Russia 7-3 in the first period.

The game was scoreless until the third when Nikita Gusev set up Nesterov for the power-play goal and eventual winner 2:24 into the final frame.

Nikita Nesterov and Sergey Plotnikov scored for Russia, while Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 15 shots he faced, as Russia shutout Canada 2-0 1:12