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BRYZGALOV LEADS RUSSIA TO GOLD MEDAL AT IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
NHL.com


BERNE, Switzerland - Russia won the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Canada, giving Russia two straight titles.

Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 37 saves for Russia. Coyotes defenseman Dmitri Kalinin assisted on Russia's first goal.

Alexander Radulov scored the winning goal midway through the second period. He beat Canadian goalie Dwayne Roloson with a wrist shot after going around defenseman Chris Phillips.

Jason Spezza scored for Canada, which led 1-0. Coyotes captain Shane Doan assisted on Spezza's goal. Coyotes forwards Matthew Lombardi and Scottie Upshall also played for Canada.

Russia's Oleg Saprykin tied the score at 1 in the first period with a power-play goal.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this article.
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