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TSN revisits gold medal game from 2007 World Championship

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TSN.ca Staff
12/5/2012 10:01:46 AM
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Join TSN's Live Blog tonight while watching a replay of the 2007 World Hockey Championship final between Canada and Finland from Moscow.

The TSN Quizmaster will be tweeting some great historical facts and fun anecdotes into the blog, and renowned blogger @DownGoesBrown will add his insight as well. You are invited to submit your own comments and answer some of the Quizmaster's questions during the game, too. And don't forget to check out all the related video!

It all begins tonight on TSN at 8pm et/5pm pt.

Team Canada capped off a remarkable run at the 2007 World Hockey Championship by defeating Finland 4-2 in the final game of the 16-team tournament.

Canada did not lose a game on their way to the final, beating nine separate countries by a combined score of 41-21 and capturing Canada's third world title since 2003 and 24th overall.

The win over Finland also avenged a 5-0 loss in the bronze medal game at the 2006 Worlds in Latvia.

The largely unheralded group of Canadians was one of the youngest professional teams Canada had ever assembled for the event. Noticeably absent was Sidney Crosby, who had a broken foot at the time.

In the gold medal game, Rick Nash and Eric Staal each got their fifth goals of the tournament on the power play to jumpstart Canada.

Nash tallied at 6:30 of the opening period and just over seven minutes later, Staal took a backhand pass from Mike Cammalleri and redirected the puck past the Finnish netminder.

Colby Armstrong added the team's third goal before the Finns finally got on the board in the third.

Nash sealed the deal when he scored his second of the game by carrying a Finnish defender on his back on a breakaway goal. He finished the tournament with six goals and five assists and was named most valuable player.

The tournament was also a success for Steve Yzerman in his first outing as a general manager for Canada, who would later find success again at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Join the conversation in the live blog, or on Twitter using the hashtags #TSN and #rewind

Nash celebrates with teammates (Photo: Dima Korotayev/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Dima Korotayev/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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