Nick Paul scored in overtime on an assist from Ottawa Senators
teammate Connor Brown, and Canada completed its amazing turnaround at
the world hockey championship with a 3-2 win over Finland in the
gold-medal game on Sunday.
Paul and Brown completed a two-on-one
break during the three-a-side overtime with Brown sliding the puck over
to Paul, who beat Finnish goaltender Jussi Olkinuora 6:26 into the
Comtois and Adam Henrique also scored for Canada, which looked
down-and-out after losing its first three games in Riga before going on
an improbable run to the top of the podium.
"We started off 0-3,
not the start we wanted, but we came together as a group," Paul said.
"People counted us out, we knew we were going to come together, work
hard and take it in the end and we did. We made it closer than we
wanted, but it was an unbelievable, hard-fought game and I'm super proud
Brown assisted on all three of Canada's goals in the final to
end the championship with a tournament-high 16 points (two goals, 14
assists) as Canada won its 27th world title and its third since 2015.
Mikael Ruohomaa and Petteri Lindbohm scored for Finland.
Earlier, the United States claimed bronze with a 6-1 win over Germany.