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Czechs end Russia's run in worlds final

Updated: May 23, 2010, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany -- The Czech Republic captured the hockey world championship, ending Russia's 27-game tournament winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Jakub Klepis gave the Czechs the lead just 20 seconds in, and captain Tomas Rolinek made it 2-0 with less than 2 minutes left in the second period. Pavel Datsyuk cut Russia's deficit to a goal with 35.3 seconds remaining in the game, but it wasn't enough.

Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers made 35 saves for the Czechs, who ...

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