Russia and the Czech Republic met for the sixth time in a World Championship quarter-final. Following Russia's victory yesterday, the series score now stands at 3:3. Our team won in 2002 (3:1), 2007 (4:0) and 2017 (3:0), while the Czechs were triumphant in 1995 (2:0), 2003 (3:0) and 2006 (4:3 OT).
Artemiy Panarin scored Russia's 350th goal against the Czechs in the 130th game against each other. The goal difference is now 350-319 in Russia's favour.
Overall this season, Russia have beaten the Czech Republic six times in seven meetings.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has become the first Russian goaltender to earn three shutouts at one World Championship. However, the overall Soviet record belongs to Vladislav Tretiak, who didn't concede a goal in four 1983 World Championship matches.
Valery Nichushkin made his 20th Russian national team appearance. So far, he owns eight points (2+6).
It was Vladislav Namestnikov's 15th Russian match, with the forward on six points (4+2).
Defenseman Viktor Antipin has 15 points (3+12) in 53 Russian games.
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