Russia won the 2009 IIHF World Championship Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Canada, giving Russia two-straight titles.
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.
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.