Finland beats Russia 3-1 to reach world ice hockey final

MOSCOW (AP) Finland beat Russia 3-1 to set up an ice hockey world championship final against either the United States or Canada.

The Finns, the only unbeaten team, are on course for their first world championship since 2011.

Meanwhile, the loss ensured Russia has not made the final at a home world championship since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Sergei Shirokov's goal gave Russia the lead in the first period before the Finns hit back in the third, with NHL prospect Sebastian Aho scoring on power plays either side of a slapshot goal from Jussi Jokinen.

Finland then shut down the game in the third to secure the win.

The U.S. and Canada contested the second semifinal late Saturday.