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2014 IIHF World Championship
Lions lose out in Russian rout

Finnish hearts were broken in Belarus on Sunday when Russia ran out 5-2 winners in the final of the World Ice Hockey Championships.


In a feisty encounter in Minsk, Finland was eventually beaten 5-2 by their eastern neighbours in the final of the Ice Hockey World Championships. Although Russia took the lead in the first period, Iiro Pakarinen equalised just before the break to ensure Finland finished the period on level terms.

The Finns then went ahead early in the second period when Olli Palola scored, but that was to be the last of the Finnish goals.

As Russia powered ahead with goals from Malkin, Ovechkin, Zaripov and Tihinov, Finland racked up 28 penalty minutes. thumbs downspeechless That compared to just 12 for the Russians, prompting some allegations of bias from fans on social media.

The championship is Russia's fifth, while Finland's silver medal is the seventh time they have won that prize.

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2014 May 26 15:09
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2014 May 26 15:35
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Russia would have been the more likely team to win the game anyway, but the referee work was painfully biased. I dunno if the referees were intimidated by the Russian fans and Putin's presence in the house, or if there was something even more sinister going on behind the scenes, but if a Russian player can cross-check a Finnish one to the head, from behind, and not get sent away, while Finnish players get penalties for skating past Russian ones, all's not well. Changing the time of Russia's goal number three, retroactively, in order to make giving Russia extra 40 sec of power-play time seem legit, was pretty rotten too.

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2014 May 26 19:57
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And let's not forget that Russian coach Znarok was barred from the game and yet he was in constant radio contact with the Russian bench. It would have been a close game hadn't the referees decided it.

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Some of the stuff that happened in the game. The assault on Jormakka though is from the first match between the two countries.
2014 May 28 17:17
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