Malkin leads Russia to gold medal game

Malkin leads Russia to gold medal game
May 19, 2012, 3:11 pm
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Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal in as many games and Evgeni Malkin recorded a hat trick, leading the Russian national team to a a 6-2 win over Finland Saturday in the semifinal round of the World Championships in Helsinki.

Russia scored six straight goals to eliminate the defending champions and earn a berth in Sunday's gold medal game.Russia will have a chance to capture its first World Championship gold medal since 2009 when it faces the winner of the second semifinal between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The loser of that game will play Finland for the bronze.