Russia Outlasts Canada In Overtime To Take Gold
2008 IIHF World Championships
Despite having both 3-1 and 4-2 leads, Canada couldn’t hang on to pull out the victory. Down 4-2 entering the third period, Russia scored two unanswered goals in the third to send the game into overtime. Alexander Semin led the Russian team with two goals and an assist, including the game’s opening goal less than two minutes into the contest. He ended the tournament tied for third in overall scoring with 13 points (6g, 7a).
The tournament’s leading scorer, Canada’s Dany Heatley, led all skaters with 20 points (12g, 8a) and was named the tournament MVP. He recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday’s game. Heatley’s 20 points ties a Canadian record set by Steve Yzerman in 1990, and his 12 goals surpasses Eric Lindros’ 11 scored in 1993.
Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis added an assist Sunday to finish the tournament with 10 points (2g, 8a).