IIHF Worlds Preview: Canada vs. Slovakia

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TAMPERE, Finland – Canada’s National Men’s Team is bringing home the silver medal from the 2022 IIHF World Championship after falling 4-3 to Finland in an overtime thriller in the gold medal game Sunday.

After a scoreless first period, Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Buffalo, NHL) broke the deadlock on a second-period power play, firing a one-timer past Finnish goaltender Jussi Olkinuora – the first goal allowed by Finland’s penalty kill in the tournament. That lead stood until the early minutes of the third period, when Mikael Granlund scored back-to-back power-play goals to get the Finns even and then put the hosts ahead, and Joel Armia increased the lead to 3-1 with 5:56…

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