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Czech Republic stun Russia to win World Championship

Czech players celebrate scoring against Russia
The Czech's were underdogs going into the final

Czech Republic ended Russia's 27-match winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the final of the World Championship.

It took the Czechs only 20 seconds to grab the lead when Jaromir Jagr set up Jakub Klepis to score in Germany.

The Russians recovered and laid siege to the Czech goal but netminder Tomas Vokoun was in superb form.

Tomas Rolinek made it 2-0 in the second period before Pavel Datsyuk managed to cut the deficit 35 seconds from the end in a dramatic finale.

Datsyuk had found the net earlier but officials ruled the puck was put in a second after the end of the first period.

It was the Czechs' sixth world crown since the separation of Czechoslovakia, adding to their titles in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005.

Russia, the record 25-time champions, last lost at the Worlds in 2007. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Vancouver Olympics in February.

Sweden beat hosts Germany in the third-place play-off.

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