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    Default Finland are the 2011 World Hockey Champions!!!

    After 16 years of waiting, Finland has won its second gold medal at the men's World Hockey Championships. The Finnish Lions resoundingly defeated eternal rivals Sweden on Sunday evening by a score of 6-1 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    After nearly half an hour of relatively cautious hockey from both teams, Magnus Pääjärvi – a Swede of Finnish descent who plays for Canada’s Edmonton Oilers – put Tre Kronor onto the scoreboard. Seven seconds before the end of the second period, Jarkko Immonen shifted the game into high gear with an equalizer goal.
    At 43 minutes, Petteri Nokelainen scored his first goal of his first WHC tournament, followed just 46 seconds later by Niko Kapanen. The Swedes never seemed to recover from this one-two punch.
    Janne Pesonen and Mika Pyörälä delivered the coup de grace with two more quick goals at 57 and 58 minutes. But it still wasn’t over, as Antti Pihlström added insult to injury with a sixth goal in the final minute.
    The gold medal is Finland’s second ever, with the previous one also coming in an emotional final against Sweden in 1995.
    Finland had earned six silver medals in the WHC since 1992. It also earned Olympic silvers in 1998 and 2006. The Swedes meanwhile have eight WHC titles under their belts.
    Source - http://yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/05/h...tml?origin=rss
    Last edited by Kari; 15th-May-2011 at 11:27 PM.
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