Late goal takes Russia to the final
Konstatin Gorovikov's late goal sends USA out of the tournament
Last year's champions are the first team to reach the final. After a very close game Russia defeated USA 3-2 in the first semi final. Konstantin Gorovikov scored the game winner less than two minutes before the end of the game when he deflected a shot from Radulov on a power play.
The first period was without any scoring, but in the second period the teams scored two goals each. Dustin Brown broke the ice at 3:46 but Ilya Kovalchuk turned the game around for Russia at first he made 1-1 and four minutes later his shot hit Frolov's chest and was deflected into the goal. However before the end of the period Kyle Okposo scored a very nice goal when the Russians just had killed a penalty.
The third period had chances for both teams, but in the end it was Russia who got the game winner at 58:13.
Russia - USA 3-2 (0-0,2-2,1-0
0-1 (23:46) Dustin Brown
1-1 (31:20) Ilya Kovalchuk (S Zinoviev)
1-2 (34:25) Aleksandr Frolov (I Kovalchuk)
2-2 (38:03) Kyle Okposo (R Hainsey, JM Liles)
3-2 (58:13) Konstantin Gorovikov (A Radulov, I Nikulin)
Shots: 23-20 (7-6,5-8,11-6)
Story added on 8th May 2009 at 19:32 GMT
Story submitted by: Fredrik Pålsson.