GONCHAR SCORES AS RUSSIA DEFEATS FINLAND
Sergei Gonchar scored a goal as Russia held off Finland, 5-4, at the IIHF World Championship in Russia.
Gonchar scored Russia’s third goal as the hosts held off a furious Finland charge. Evgeni Malkin did not score, but had two penalty minutes.
Jarkko Ruutu racked up 25 penalty minutes for the Finns.
Canada edged Slovakia, 5-4. Colby Armstrong and Jordan Staal went scoreless for the Canadians.