Sakari Manninen scored on a electric power perform at 6:42 of 3-on-3 overtime and Finland conquer Canada 4-3 on Sunday for its fourth entire world hockey championship title.
Finland accomplished an Olympics-globe double after winning in China in February, becoming a member of Sweden in 2006 as the only international locations to win Olympic and environment titles in the identical 12 months.
“It’s unbelievable,” Finnish mentor Jukka Jalonen reported. “You just can’t even recognize what has took place. Probably in the summer time, we can determine out what truly happened. But three months and two gold medals – it is unbelievable!”
Thomas Chabot was despatched off for hooking, environment up the successful electric power enjoy. With the 4-on-3 benefit, Manninen scored on a 1-timer from the ideal circle off a move from Mikael Granlund.
“I feel it’s very evident that the person threw himself, but at the close of the working day my stick was in there and I set myself in that placement, so it is a hockey simply call and factors materialize fast,” Chabot stated. “But I think everyone can agree that it was a little bit of a dive, I imagine.”
Extra Canadian forward Pierre-Luc Dubois: “You work so hard and for it to be decided like that, it sucks. We know when we appear into these tournaments it’s distinct principles, but which is not the place. It is disheartening. You really do not even know the rulebook any longer.”
The nations fulfilled for the 3rd straight time in the finals. Finland defeat Canada in 2019 in Slovakia, and Canada topped the Finns past calendar year in Latvia. The 2020 event was canceled.
Granlund scored twice and Joel Armia extra a goal for Finland. Jussi Olkinuora manufactured 19 will save.
Dylan Cozens, Zach Whitecloud and Max Comtois scored for Canada, with Whiteclould and Comtois connecting late in the 3rd with goalie Matt Tomkins off for an further attacker.
“It was nuts,” Granlund said. “It was good! What an ending to the activity. They tied it up in the third period of time, but we identified a way in the conclude and this is just awesome.”
Whitecloud pulled Canada in just one particular with 2:12 remaining to pull Canada within just a target and Comtois tied it with 1:24 to go.
“It’s the fight in our workforce,” Canada’s Cole Sillinger explained. “We in no way give up. We pushed them until the stop, and it’s unlucky that there was yet another penalty in overtime and they capitalized. They played a excellent hockey match, and congratulations to them.”
Cozens opened the scoring for Canada on a ability enjoy early in the 2nd period of time.
Granlund, who plays for the NHL’s Nashville Predators, tied it early in the third on a 5-on-3 edge with Canada’s Noah Gregor (tripping) and Sillinger (large-sticking) serving penalties.
Canadian goaltender Chris Driedger was injured on the play and was replaced by Tomkins, who rapidly surrendered a 2nd power-participate in objective to Backlund. Armia built it 3-1 with 5:56 left in regulation on a wrist shot though visitors.
In the 3rd-put recreation, David Pastrnak experienced a hat trick in the Czech Republic’s 8-4 victory above the United States.