Russia tops Finland to take Bronze at World Championships

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Russia topped Finland on Sunday, 5-3, to win the Bronze Medal at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

Russia finishes the tournament having won eight of its 10 games, with its only losses coming to the United States in group play and Canada in the semifinals.

On Sunday Russia stormed out in front by scoring the game’s first four goals.

But Finland responded with three of its own to make it a one-goal game in the third period before a Nikita Kucherov tally put the game away for Russia with just a little more than 12 minutes to play.

Valeri Nichushkin recorded three assists for Russia in the win, while Nikita Gusev scored a pair of goals and added an assist.