|Arena||Ondrej Nepela Arena|
The 2019 IIHF World Championship Final was played at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 May 2019 between Canada and Finland. It was the fourth final between the two teams with Canada having won all three previous finals.
Finland defeated Canada 3–1 to win their third title.
Road to the finalEdit
|United Kingdom||8–0||Game 2||Slovakia||4–2|
|Slovakia||6–5||Game 3||United States of America||2–3 (OT)|
|Germany||8–1||Game 5||United Kingdom||5–0|
|United States of America||3–0||Game 7||Germany||2–4|
|Switzerland||3–2 (OT)||Quarterfinals||Sweden||5–4 (OT)|
The first period was mainly filled with penalties, as there were multiple fouls throughout the period. This gave Canada several power plays, but did not result in a goal. Nevertheless, the first goal of the match was scored by Shea Theodore for the Canadian team after getting a loose puck, which was the only goal of the period. Early in the second period, Finland earned a power play, which led to the game-tying goal from team captain Marko Anttila.
In the third period, Anttila scored another goal for Finland to make it 2–1. With five minutes remaining, Harri Pesonen scored another goal for the Finnish team to make it a 3–1 lead, which stood until the end.
|26 May 2019|
(1–0, 0–1, 0–2)
|Finland||Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava|
|Matt Murray||Goalies||Kevin Lankinen||Referees: |
|Theodore (Mantha, McCann) – 10:02||1–0 / 1–1 / 1–2 / 1–3||22:35 – Anttila (Manninen, Ojamäki) (PP) / 42:35 – Anttila (Savinainen) / 55:54 – Pesonen (Tyrväinen, Hakanpää)|
|6 min||Penalties||8 min|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Podnieks, Andrew (26 May 2019). Finns repeat in Slovakia. IIHF.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Associated Press Staff (26 May 2019). Finland defeats Canada for gold at IIHF World Championship.
- ↑ Schram, Carol (26 May 2019). Finland defeats Canada to win gold medal at hockey world championship. Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus News..
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