Finland Defeated Russia For Hockey Gold In The Latest Tournament At The Beijing Games

Finland defeated Russia for hockey gold in the latest tournament at the Beijing Games

Finland beat Russia for hockey gold
Finland beat Russia for hockey gold

 

Finland came from behind to beat Russia 2-1 on Sunday and win the country’s first gold medal in ice hockey, in the final event at the Beijing Games.

Russia, who were the defending champions, scored first on a power-play goal by Mikhail Grigorenko in the opening period, but the better-choreographed Finnish attack controlled the puck throughout the game and won it with goals by Ville Pokka and Hannes Bjorninen.