Aleksandr Radulov scored two goals to help Russia beat Sweden 4-1 for their second win in the Karjala Cup.
The 25-year-old former NHL Nashville forward added two power-play goals in the first period to his earlier two goals against Finland on the way to a 2-1 shootout win in the first round.
Radulov also assisted Sergey Shirokov’s empty net goal two minutes from time moments after Aleksandr Perezhogin scored the third to seal the victory.
Center Calle Jarnkrok, a second round draft by Detroit in 2010, replied for Sweden in the second period, but that was all Tre Kronor managed to do on the evening.
Russia’s goalie Mikhail Biryukov saved 23 shots, while Sweden’s Gustaf Wesslau had 17 stops.
The win helped Russia occupy the first place in the table before the decisive encounter against the Czech Republic on Sunday.