THE SIDELINES : Spartak Moscow Wins Spengler
Gherman Volgin triggered a four-goal second period as Spartak Moscow downed Team Canada 8-3 today to win the Spengler Hockey cup tournament.
It was the fifth victory in 10 years for the Soviets at this tournament.
Sergei Bushmelev put Spartak ahead to stay in the 13th minute of an even first period.
Scores by Volgin, Alexei Tkachuk, Sergei Fokin and Volgin again made it 5-0 at the end of the second period, and Tkachuk raised the runaway to 6-0 in the first minute of the third period.
The Canadians had upset Spartak 3-2 in the tournament opener last Wednesday. That was the only loss for the Soviet team (4-1). Team Canada finished at 3-2.