Johan Löfstedt scored five goals for Sweden ©Bandy Puls

Holders Sweden and hosts Russia recorded their second consecutive wins on day two of the Men's Bandy World Championship in Khabarovsk.

Twelve-times champions Sweden recorded a 17-0 win over neighbours Norway with Johan Löfstedt particularly impressive with five goals.

Erik Pettersson and Simon Jansson registered on the scoresheet three times each at the Arena Yerofey in front of 1,262 spectators.

The number of fans increased by more than threefold to 4,321 for Russia's match against Finland, which they won 2-1 in a tight affair.

The Finns had taken the lead courtesy of a 25th-minute Juho Liukkonen penalty.

Russia, however, equalised just six minutes later through Maxim Ishkeldin before Almaz Mirgazov scored the winner in the 66th minute.

Almaz Mirgazov scored the winning goal for Russia against Finland ©RusBandy
Almaz Mirgazov scored the winning goal for Russia against Finland ©RusBandy

Sweden and Russia both have four points in Group A after two matches but Sweden are top on goal difference.

The only Group B match of the day saw Kazakhstan keep up their impressive record at the tournament following their 29-0 victory against Hungary yesterday by dismantling the United States by a 14-1 scoreline.

This result means Kazakhstan currently top Group B on four points, two ahead of the US.

The group stage matches will conclude tomorrow.