In the final match of the 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship, Canada achieved a strong-willed victory over the Finns in overtime – 3: 2.
In the first periods, both teams were very active in attack. Taking advantage of the majority, the Finns opened the scoring in the ninth minute: Oliver Kaski threw in from the blue line, Mikael Ruohomaa, playing for Siberia-Novosibirsk, was alone in front of the goal, worked the puck and shot Darcy Kemper – 1: 0.
In the second period, the Canadians seized the initiative and managed to win back: in the 25th minute, Max Comtois equalized the score. Moreover, the “maple leaves” could have come out ahead before the break, but after watching the replay the referee did not count Adam Henrik’s puck.
In the third period, the Finns took the lead again: Petteri Lindbom threw the puck from the left penny into the far corner. However, seven minutes before the final siren, Canada equalized through the efforts of Adam Henrik. In overtime, everything was decided by an accurate shot by Nick Paul – 3: 2.
Note that the Canadian team caught up with the USSR / Russia in terms of the number of victories at the world championships. At the moment, the “maple leaves” have 27 titles in their assets, as do domestic hockey players.