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Dumba, Canada Win Gold At 2016 Worlds

by Evan Sporer / Minnesota Wild

Defenseman Matt Dumba and Canada defeated Finland on Sunday, 2-0, to win gold at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Dumba had a shot on goal in 5:03 of ice time. Canada outshot Finland for the game 33-16. Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot stopped all 16 of Finland's shots.

Oilers forward Connor McDavid gave Canada a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. That score would stay that way for virtually the rest of the game, until Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining in regulation.

Forwards Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund both earned a silver medal on Finland. Granlund was named to the tournament's all-star team following the game; he finished tied for third in scoring with 12 points. His eight assists were fourth among all skaters. 

Koivu also had a productive tournament, with 10 points in 10 games, tied for eighth among all skaters. He had four goals and six assists.

Russia 7, United States 2

Forward Jordan Schroeder had five shots on goal, a single-game tournament high for the Wild forward, but the United States lost to Russia in the bronze medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Championship on Sunday.

Russia took a 1-0 lead 6:23 into the first period, and never trailed. Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano scored both United States goals.

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