Canada beat Finns, won 2021 hockey world champs 3rd title in six years

Canada beat Finland, won 2021 IIHF Ice hockey world championship third title in six years, Over all record 21st titles. 

Nick Paul scored at 6:26 of the first three-on-three unlimited overtime to give Canada its 21st all-time gold medal at the 2021 Hockey World Championship. 

The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and avenges a 2019 loss at the hands of Suomi. 

It is Canada's third gold in the last six years.

 Petri Kontiola won the draw and circled quickly. He made a blind pass that was picked off by Paul. Paul roared up ice with Connor Brown on a two-on-one and passed to Brown in the Finland end. Brown controlled the puck and got it back to Paul, and he knocked it into the open net as goalie Jussi Olkinuora played Brown to shoot. 

Canada came back from being down 1-0 and 2-1, and this marked the first game all tournament that Finland surrendered as many as three goals. Both of Canada's regulation goals came on the power play.

 Brown assisted on all three goals for Canada today and led the tournament in scoring with 16 points.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2021: stats, facts.

1  --   No team in IIHF history at any top-level event has even won gold after losing four games. 

2  --  Only three teams have ever won World Championship gold after losing three games. 

3  --  The Czechs lost three in 1999 but two of those losses came in the playoff round when the format was best-of-two. 

4  --  Canada lost three in 1997, including one of the best-of-three finals, and 

5  --   Sweden lost three in 1987 when there were two tiers of round robin games.