After falling behind 2-1 early on in Tuesday’s game, Team Canada bounced back with three unanswered goals to win 4-2 in regulation before clinching the four-game 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge in the ensuing sudden-death overtime.
Despite being held off the scoresheet in the game, Habs prospect Charles Hudon continued to turn heads in Halifax with his intense play and ability to create offensive opportunities. The Canadiens’ 2012 fifth-round pick was also on the ice for Ryan Strome’s OT-clinching goal.
Forty years after Canada captured the inaugural Summit Series by knocking off the Soviets in dramatic fashion, Hudon and his teammates added another chapter to the decades-old rivalry that fans on both sides of the ocean will be talking about for years to come.
The Russians go on the offensive
Team Russia breaks the ice
Canada opens with a win