Fiji Time: 9:46 PM on Monday 20 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Putin in the house as Russia beats Finland to win fifth ice hockey title

Aafp/Ap Goc/
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MINSK- Russia has won the world ice hockey title, beating Finland 5-2 in the gold medal match watched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk.

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored eight minutes apart to lead Russia to victory, its second title in three years.

Ovechkin tied the game at 2-2 in the second period with a backhand and Malkin wristed a shot high into the roof of the net on a power play for the go-ahead goal.

Danis Zaripov also scored a goal and added two assists.

With the victory, Russia avenged a loss to Finland in the quarter-finals in the Sochi Olympics and earned its fifth gold since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.

Viktor Tikhonov and Sergei Shirokov scored a goal each.

Putin had no immediate reaction to the presidential vote in Ukraine on Sunday, instead focusing on an ice hockey game in which Russia claimed a fifth world title.

Putin, the head of state wanted to personally support the Russian team playing in the final of the world hockey championships, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS on Sunday.

Defending champions Sweden had to settle for bronze earlier after beating the Czech Republic 3-0.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers
  2. Tsunami watch for Fiji
  3. Resort schooner sinks, passengers and crew safe
  4. Schooling in tents
  5. Tura's mountain
  6. Drug raid ends in arrest
  7. FSC 'technically insolvent', says NFP leader
  8. RKSOB lead fight against prostate
  9. Estonia downs Fiji 2-0
  10. Power abounds at COP23

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  10. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)