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ARMSTRONG'S GOAL GIVES CANADA THE GOLD AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, 05.14.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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ARMSTRONG\'S GOAL GIVES CANADA THE GOLD AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Colby Armstrong celebrates with the World Championship trophy. Getty Images
Colby Armstrong’s goal stood up to give Canada a 4-2 win over Finland on Sunday in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Championship tournament in Moscow.

Penguins teammate Jordan Staal set up Armstrong for Canada’s third goal 9:11 into the second period. Dion Phaneuf also had an assist.

It was Armstrong’s first goal of the tournament, but it turned out to be golden. Finland rallied for two goals in the third period before Rick Nash added an insurance tally for Canada (9-0).

Staal had a hand in Canada’s first goal as well. He drew a penalty that led to Nash’s opening goal on a power play.

Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu played for Finland, but did not score. He had one assist and 29 penalty minutes in nine games for the Finns during the tournament. He served as an alternate captain as well.

Colby Armstrong, right, celebrates Canada's gold medal IIHF
Staal finished the tournament with two assists in nine games, while Armstrong had one goal and one assist.

Penguins rookie and Russian star Evgeni Malkin was named to the All-Tournament team, as selected by the media. In addition, each coach selected the top three players for his team. Sergei Gonchar was named one of the top three players for Russia.

All five Penguins players who participated in the tournament won medals. Armstrong and Staal gained golds, while Ruutu took a silver and Malkin and Gonchar both won bronze medals with Russia.

Jarkko Ruutu battles along the boards Sunday. IIHF

Media All-Star Team:

Goal: Kari Lehtonen (FIN)

Defense: Petteri Nummelin (FIN), Andrei Markov (RUS)

Forward: Alexei Morozov (RUS), Evgeni Malkin (RUS), Rick Nash (CAN)

For complete stats and results, log on to IIHF.com.

 

 

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