Ziga Jeglic of Slovenia celebrates scoring a goal in the second period against Semyon Varlamov of Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Russians are having a difficult time putting away Slovenia in both teams’ opener in the Sochi 2014 men’s ice hockey tournament. After two periods, Russia leads, 3-2, but the heavily pro-Russia crowd was all but silenced after Slovenia scored its second goal late in the third period.

The Russians took a 3-1 lead with just under two minutes left in the second period, when Evgeni Malkin found Ilya Kovalchuk alone in front of the goal on a power play, and Kovalchuk scored high past Slovenian goalie Robert Kristan. Malkin has had a hand in all three of Russia’s goals, while Ziga Jeglic has both goals for the Slovenians.

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