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Open Post- IIHF World Championship Gold Medal Game, Russia vs. Finland

Want some hockey on a Sunday afternoon?

The game starts just after 2:00pm and can ve viewed on NBCSN and TSN.

Here is a preview from Lucas Aykroyd of IIHF.com,

The statistics tell an eloquent story. The Soviet Union, known as the “Big Red Machine,” won 37 straight games versus Finland from 1954 to 1991 at the IIHF World Championship. It was no contest.

Finland didn’t face newly independent Russia at the Worlds until 1997. But in the last 17 years, the record between the Finnish Lions and the Russian Bear is seven wins, one tie, and seven losses. Dead even.

Still, funnily enough, Russia is almost always favoured to beat Finland. For the Finns, it’s like being the comedian Rodney Dangerfield with his “I don’t get no respect” routine.

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IIHF at 2

Memorial Cup at 4:30 on NHLN-US

Rangers Habs later.

Proabably the last multiple hockey games day this season.

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 05/25/14 at 02:40 PM ET

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Recap…

via the CP,

MINSK, Belarus—Star forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored eight minutes apart to lead Russia to a 5-2 victory over Finland in the final of the ice hockey world championship on Sunday for its second title in three years.

Ovechkin tied the game at 2-2 in the second period with a backhand and Malkin wristed a shot high into the roof of the net on a power play for the go-ahead goal.

Danis Zaripov also scored a goal and added two assists.

With the victory, Russia avenged a loss to Finland in the quarterfinals in the Sochi Olympics and earned its fifth gold since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.

Viktor Tikhonov and Sergei Shirokov scored a goal each.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/25/14 at 04:43 PM ET

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