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Russia to face Czech Republic in final

Updated: May 22, 2010, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany -- Pavel Datsyuk's late goal gave Russia a 2-1 victory over Germany on Saturday and put the defending title winners into the world hockey championship final game against the Czech Republic.

Datsyuk, of the Detroit Red Wings, scored the winning goal on a breakaway with 1:50 remaining.

Russia, which has won 27 straight games at the worlds since 2007, was challenged by the motivated hosts. Germany made its first semifinals appearance since the current format was added ...

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