The qualification of Finland for the play-off round of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is no longer in their own hands, after the United States overcame a prodigal Finnish side 3—1 in the penultimate game of the preliminary round on Sunday. Tyler Johnson clinched the win for the United States with two goals in the final period.
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Fate of Finland no longer in their own hands
Johnson first doubled the United States' lead some seven minutes into the final period amid a good spell for Finland and then scored his second into the back of an empty net in the dying moments of the game.