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2016 IIHF World Championship Final
1 2 3 OT Total
Flag of Finland.png Finland 0 0 0 {{{visitor_OT}}} 0
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 0 1 {{{home_OT}}} 2
Date 22 May
Arena VTB Ice Palace
City Moscow
MVP {{{MVP}}}
Attendance 11,509
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The 2016 IIHF World Championship final was played at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, on 22 May 2016 between Finland and Canada. Canada defeated Finland 2–0 to win the championship. Finland and Canada entered the tournament as the fourth and first place seeds, respectively.

Road to the final[]

For more details on this topic, see 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Finland[]

Finland's last made the final in 2014, losing out to Russia 2–5.[1] The team went undefeated 7–0 record in round robin play, beating opposing finalists Canada 4–0 in the last group game. They then beat Denmark 5–1 in the quarterfinals and Russia 3–1 in the semifinals.[2][3]

Canada[]

Defending champions Canada were first seeds coming into the championship.[4][5] The team went 6–1 record in round robin play, losing to opposing finalists Finland 0–4 in the last group game. They then beat Sweden 6–0 in the quarterfinals and the United States 4–3 in the semifinals.[2][6]

Summary[]

Finland Round Canada
Opponent Result Preliminary round Opponent Result
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 6–2 Game 1 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5–1
Flag of Germany.png Germany 5–1 Game 2 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 7–1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3–2 Game 3 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 8–0
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 3–0 Game 4 Flag of Germany.png Germany 5–2
Flag of France.png France 3–1 Game 5 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 5–0
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 5–0 Game 6 Flag of France.png France 4–0
Flag of Canada.png Canada 4–0 Game 7 Flag of Finland.png Finland 0–4
Preliminary
Both teams played in Group B:
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 7 0 0 0 29 6 +23 21 Playoff round
2 Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 6 0 0 1 34 8 +26 18
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany 7 4 0 1 2 22 20 +2 13
4 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 3 0 1 3 22 18 +4 10
5 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 7 2 1 0 4 15 23 −8 8
6 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 7 2 0 0 5 16 32 −16 6
7 Flag of France.png France 7 1 1 0 5 11 23 −12 5
8 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary (R) 7 1 0 0 6 12 31 −19 3 Relegation to Division I A[lower-alpha 1]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. "Finns are in it to win it", International Ice Hockey Federation, 6 May 2016. Retrieved on 26 May 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Games - 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
  3. "World Cup lessons learned from worlds", ESPN, 22 May 2016. Retrieved on 26 May 2016. 
  4. Can Canada do it again?. International Ice Hockey Federation (5 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
  5. Merk, Martin. "World Ranking - 2015 WM", International Ice Hockey Federation, 18 May 2015. Retrieved on 26 May 2016. 
  6. Canada to play Finland in ice hockey world championship final. Yahoo Sports (21 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
  7. Statutes and Bylaws (701.3). iihf.com (10 September 2015).
  8. Tournament Format. iihf.com (22 April 2016).
Opponent Result Playoff Opponent Result
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5–1 Quarterfinals Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 6–0
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3–1 Semifinals Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4–3

Match[]

Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the tournament for Canada midway through the first period. The scoreline remained the same throughout the second period, despite a sustained Canadian attack.[1] In an attempt to level the match, Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen was substituted with a minute to go in the last period for an extra attacker.[2] The game was heading for a slender 1–0 win for the Canadians before Brad Marchand slotted in a second into an empty net in the final second of normal time. Canada goaltender Cam Talbot finished the game with 25 saves for his tournament leading 4th shutout.[3]

22 May 2016
20:45
Finland Flag of Finland.png 0–2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada VTB Ice Palace, Moscow
Attendance: 11,509

References[]

  1. "Ice Hockey: Canada overcome Finland to retain world title", Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved on 26 May 2016. 
  2. Canada retain world ice hockey title with win over Finland. Reuters (22 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
  3. "Canada becomes 2016 Ice Hockey World Champions, defeating Finland 2–0 in Moscow final", RT International. Retrieved on 25 May 2016. 

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