Ovi celebrates his goal. (Photo credit: Championat.com/Getty Images)
Despite allowing the first goal, the Russians dominated the Finns for almost the whole game, winning 6-2. Evgeny Malkin scored a hat trick, while Alex Ovechkin, Denis Kokarev and Sergei Shirokov each added a goal of their own.
Ovechkin scored in the second period through a screen set by teammate Alexander Perezhogin, eluding several defenders to put the puck over Finnish goalie Petri Vehanen’s shoulder. It’s his second goal in two games played since joining the national team in Sweden.
Alex Semin did not appear on the scoresheet, and had no shots on goal. Evgeny Kuznetsov played in 2:26 TOI in three shifts, all in the third period. Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves in the win.
The Russian team will play Slovakia in the gold medal game on Sunday. It begins at 12:15 EST tomorrow.
Video of Alex Ovechkin’s Goal
Photo credit: Andre Ringuette/IIHF
More Hunter Hockey from Alex Semin. (Photo credit: Championat.com/Getty Images)
Varly makes a pad save on a shot by Mikael Granlund, as Sasha Minor looks on. (Photo credit: Jeff Vinnick)
Ovi goes for a big hit. (Photo credit: Championat.com/Getty Images)
Malkin in pain. (Photo credit: rsport.ru)
Malkin scores. (Photo credit: rsport.ru)
Malkin celebrates his hat trick. (Photo credit: Jeff Vinnick)
The ice crew collects the hats thrown by fans. (Photo credit: rsport.ru)
Varly celebrates the win. (Photo credit: Championat.com/Getty Images)
Semin hugs Varly. Angry Bird comes onto the ice! (Photo credit: rsport.ru)
The hand-shake line. (Photo credit: Andre Ringuette)
Ovi and Malkin watch the Russian flag rise as their National Anthem is played. (Photo credit: Jeff Vinnick)
Ovi speaks to reporters after the game. (Photo credit: photo.khl.ru)
Semin too! (Photo credit: photo.khl.ru)