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Radulov Scores Gold Medal Winning Goal, Weber Named Tournament's Top D-Man

Sunday, 05.10.2009 / 9:22 PM CT / Features
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Alexander Radulov scored the game-winning goal late in the second period as Russia edged Canada 2-1 in the Gold Medal Game of the 2009 World Championships, the second consecutive year Russia has knocked off Canada in the title game of the World Championships.

Radulov finished the tournament with four goals and 10 points, including two game-winning goals. He also created the game-winner in Russia's semifinal win over Team USA with a shot that deflected off the leg of a teammate in front of the net.

Preds defenseman Shea Weber was named the Top Defenseman by the tournament directorate and earned a spot on the Medial All-Star Team, picking up four goals and 12 points in nine games for Team Canada. Weber was the highest scoring defenseman in this year's World Championships, finishing tied for third overall behind only Martin St. Louis (15 points) and tournament MVP Ilya Kovalchuk (14 points).

Weber, who logged 31:58 in the title game, picked up an assist on the game's opening goal, a Jason Spezza even strength tally 5:37 into the game. Russia tied the game on Oleg Sparykin's power-play goal with 7:01 remaining in the first period. The game remained tied until Radulov scored the go-ahead goal with 5:30 remaining in the second period. Ilya Bryzgalov shut down the Canadian offense the rest of the way, stopping 37 of 38 shots to preserve the win.

In the Bronze Medal Game, played just prior to the Gold Medal match-up, Team Sweden doubled-up Team USA 4-2. Jack Johnson got the US on the board first with a power-play goal 5:14 into the second period, but Sweden answered with a pair of power-play tallies later in the period to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission. Joe Pavelski tied the score 2:15 into the third period, only to see Sweden net its third power-play goal of the game with 11:00 remaining in regulation. The Swedes added an empty-net goal with one second remaining to seal the win.

Click here for the Predators World Championships homepage.

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