Russia beats Finland to win ice hockey worlds
MAY 25, 2014 4:48p ET
Star forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored eight minutes apart to lead Russia to a 5-2 victory over Finland in the final of the ice hockey world championship on Sunday for its second title in three years.
Ovechkin tied the game at 2-2 in the second period with a backhand and Malkin wristed a shot high into the roof of the net on a power play for the go-ahead goal.
Danis Zaripov also scored a goal and added two assists.
With the victory, Russia avenged a loss to Finland in the quarterfinals in the Sochi Olympics and earned its fifth gold since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.
Viktor Tikhonov and Sergei Shirokov scored a goal each.