Finland beats US 3-2 at hockey worlds

Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu’s winning goal with nine seconds

left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place

in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in


Joensuu opened the scoring at 13:27 in the second period, before

Anaheim Ducks’ Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan

added a goal for the USA early in the third period.

Minnesota Wilds’ Mikko Koivu tied it with 6:58 left in the

third. Power forward Joensuu, once with the New York Islanders,

pounced on a pass from Petri Kontiola and scored from close in.

Finland meets Russia on Saturday in the semifinal.