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Worlds: Finns win in shootout, Canada tops group

Worlds: Finns win in shootout, Canada tops group

Hannes Hyvonen scored in a penalty shootout as Finland broke Canada's five-game winning streak after a 3-3 tie in the second round of the ice hockey world championship on Monday.
The point was just enough, however, for Canada to win the group and avoid a quarterfinal showdown with the United States.
Finland had jumped out to an early 2-0 lead through goals from Tumoas Pihlman and Anssi Salmela before Jason Spezza pulled one back for Canada.
Niko Kapanen then scored his sixth of the tournament to restore the two-goal advantage late in the second period and Finland looked set to snatch the group from Canada, which would have meant the world's top-ranked team facing the United States in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
But Dany Heatley scored almost immediately to close the gap again, and added another midway through the final period to set up overtime.
The point for Canada means it will play Latvia on Thursday, while Finland plays the United States a day earlier.
Finland was outshot by Canada 50-29.