Matt Duchene

Canada beats Finland 2-0 to win world hockey championship

Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday.

Connor McDavid teamed up with Matt Duchene to score midway through the first period, cutting in from the right and flicking the puck over Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen's stick.

It was McDavid's first goal of the tournament, coming in his 10th appearance, but last year's No. 1 NHL draft pick had been playing a team-oriented game, racking up eight assists in that time.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin among spectators, Duchene put the puck in the empty Finnish net in the final second of the game.

Canada goaltender Cam Talbot made 16...