Finland beats Canada to win IIHF World Championship

Sakari Manninen scored a game-winner in overtime to send Finland to a 4-3 victory over Canada in the 2022 IIHF World Championship on home ice in Tampere.

Canada took a 1-0 lead in the second period on a goal by Buffalo Sabres forward Dylan Cozens, but Finland scored three consecutive goals — two by the PredatorsMikael Granlund and one by Canadiens winger Joel Armia — to take a 3-1 lead in the third period. Canada scrambled to tie it and force OT, scoring two goals in the final three minutes of regulation. Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud cut the deficit to one before Ducks forward Max Comtois tied it with 1:24 to play.

Manninen scored on a power play in the three-on-three OT.

Finland won for the fourth time; three of its gold medals have come in the last 12 years. Canada was seeking its 28th gold medal.

Czechia defeated the United States 8-4 in the bronze-medal game, outscoring the U.S. 6-1 in the third period to win its first medal since 2012.

(Photo: Emmi Korhonen / Lehtikuva / AFP via Getty Images)


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