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Russia edges Canada for World Championship

by Compiled By / NHL.com
Russia won the 2009 IIHF World Championship Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Canada, giving Russia two-straight titles.

Alexander Radulov scored the winning goal midway through the second period and Phoenix Coyotes goal Ilya Bryzgalov was strong in the third period to cement the Russian win.

The winning goal by Radulov was his fourth of the tournament. He beat Canadian goalie Dwayne Roloson of the Edmonton Oilers with a wrist shot after going around Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Phillips.

Canada went up 1-0 early in the first period when Ottawa’s Jason Spezza converted a rebound from Nashville’s Shea Weber for his seventh goal of the tournament.

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

In the bronze-medal game, Sweden defeated the United States, 4-2. Carl Gunnarsson, Loui Eriksson, Tony Martensson and Johnny Oduya scored for Sweden, while Jack Johnson and Joe Pavelski scored for the U.S.
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