Russia shocked by France 2-1 at ice hockey worlds

Updated: May 9, 2013, 2:42 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI -- Defending champion Russia was upset 2-1 by France, which shocked a team dominated by NHL and KHL players at hockey worlds on Thursday.

Russia lost to a group of mainly French league players, who ended its 13-match winning streak at the world championship.

"It's so big for French hockey, it's hard to describe," France coach Dave Henderson said.

France wasn't good enough to play Russia or the Soviet Union until 1992. It had lost all six previous games, the last 7-2 ...

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