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Canada Wins Gold At the World Championship

from Andrew Podnicks of IIHF.com,

Canada has now defended its title from last year successfully, and in doing so replicated its win the last time the World Championship was held in Moscow in 2007 when the nation defeated Finland.

Matt Duchene added an empty-netter with 0.9 seconds remaining.

Cam Talbot was perfect in the Canadian goal, although he had to stop only 16 shots for the shutout victory.

With the win, two Canadians made history. Captain Corey Perry becomes the 27th member of the Triple Gold Club and McDavid becomes the youngest player in history to win the U18 gold, U20 gold, and World Championship gold.

It was a tactical and strategic game that lacked the end-to-end action both teams displayed throughout the tournament, but Canada was intent on doing the things it failed to do in the round robin when the Finns won in convincing 4-0 fashion. 

Canada controlled much of the first period and came away with the only goal, but just barely. The play started and ended with 19-year-old McDavid. He coiled in his own zone and then spun up ice at a terrific pace, dropping the puck to Matt Duchene just inside the blue line.

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Below, watch the game winning goal from McDavid...

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