PRAGUE (AP) – Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007 Sunday with a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final.
In a meeting of the two most decorated teams in world championship history, Canada claimed its 25th title with another attacking display that Russia simply couldn’t cope with.
“That’s why we all came. We came to win,” said Crosby, who finished the tournament with four goals and 11 points. “We got better as the tournament went on and saved the best for here today.”
Six players scored for Canada, with Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin putting his team ahead late in the first period before Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis, Crosby and Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin decided the game in a six-minute span in the second.
The Crosby-led team, coached by Todd McLellan, dominated…
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