2012 IIHF World Hockey Championship, Russia Vs. Slovakia Final Score: Semyon Varlamov, Russia Defeat Slovakia, 6-2, For Gold Medal

Team Russia has gone a perfect 10-0-0 in the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championship after defeating Team Slovakia, 6-2, in the gold medal game on Sunday. Russia scored five unanswered goals at one point to score the victory.

Slovakia took the 1-0 lead just over one minute into play when Zdeno Chara put one past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov. Almost nine minutes later, Alexander Semin, with the help of Alexander Ovechkin and Pavel Datsyuk, scored the first of five straight goals for Russia.

However, the Russian didn't get on the board again until the second period. Alexander Perezhogin and Alexei Tereshenko scored the first two Russian goals of that frame while Semin came up with his second goal of the game almost two minutes after Tereshenko's.

In the third period, Datsyuk netted a goal almost four minutes into play. Chara picked up his second goal on the power play almost 10 minutes into the period. Evgeni Malkin neutralized that with his 11th goal of the tournament.

Varlamov made 29 stops on 31 shots.

For more hockey analysis, news and notes, visit SB Nation NHL.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.