Russia's Pavel Datsyuk made the winning goal at the end of the third period against Germany (2:1) in the Ice Hockey World Championship (IIHF) in Cologne, Germany, on Saturday, taking Russia to the finals against the Czech Republic.
Germany opened the score near the end of the first period when Marcel Goc made the only puck into Russia's goal in the 15th minute of play. Russia's Evgeni Malkin evened the score in the 31st minute.
Just under two minutes before the third period ended, Russia made its final and victorious goal.
Germany and Sweden, who lost to the Czech Republic earlier on Saturday, will face off on Sunday for the Bronze.
Russia and the Czech Republic will battle it out on the ice later on Sunday to decide who takes home the Gold and Silver.
MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti)