Players of Slovakia (back) celebrate after they scored the opening goal agains Russian goalie Yevgeni Nabokov (front) during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Yevgeni Artyukhin (R) of Russia vies for the puck with Marian Hossa (L) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Konstantin Korneyev (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Tomas Surovy (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Alexei Kaigorodov (middle) and goalie Yevgeni Nabokov (bottom) of Russia vie for the puck with Marian Hossa (top) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Nikolai Belov (R) of Russia vies for the puck with Richard Zednik (L) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Alexei Yemelin (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Marian Gaborik (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

A young supporter of Slovakia reacts during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Alexei Yemelin (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Lubos Bartecko (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Sergei Zinoviev (top) of Russia vies for the puck with goalie Jaroslav Halak (bottom) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Photographers jam on the opposite side of the tribune.

Sergei Zinoviev (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Ladislav Nagy (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Alexander Radulov (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Marian Gaborik (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011.

Goalie Yevgeni Nabokov of Russia watches the game after he has been replaced with Konstantin Barulin after the 2-3 goal of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Alexei Morozov (C) of Russia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Ivan Baranka (L) of Slovakiaduring the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Yevgeni Artyukhin (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Richard Zednik (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Head coach Vyacheslav Bykov (C) of Russia talks to his players during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Vitali Atyushov (L) and goalie Konstantin Barulin of Russia vie for the puck with Michal Handzus (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

A supporter of Russia wearing traditional Russian hat waves Russian flag during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 3. May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Head coach Glenn Hanlon (C) of Slovakia talks to his players during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Alexei Yemelin (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Ladislav Nagy (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Maxim Afinogenov (L) of Russia vies for the puck with Peter Podhradsky (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Russian goalie Konstantin Barulin (2ndL) celebrates with his teammates after winning the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Players of Slovakia show their dejection after losing the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Russia and Slovakia at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC