Russia advanced into the semi final of the Ice Hockey World Cup in Toronto with a clinical victory over Finland.
The Finns nearly took the lead early in the second period, but Granlund clipped the post.
Russia then moved up a gear and the pressure paid off when Vladimir Tarasenko finished off a give and go with captain Alex Ovechkin to put Russia ahead.
Russia’s second came 79 seconds later when Ivan Teleginz rounded Tuukka Rask, the Finnish goal minder.
Russia beats Finland 3-0, setting up a World Cup semifinal Saturday v Canada. Sweden and Europe is the other semifinal pic.twitter.com/nHyuLPctg3— TSN Radio Vancouver (@TSN1040) September 22, 2016
Evgeni Malkin made it three in the third period to consign Finland to a third defeat in the tournament.
Russia will meet hosts Canada in the semis.
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