Russia crushed host Finland in the semifinals of the IIHF World Championship on Saturday, 6-2, earning a spot in the Gold Medal game against Slovakia.
The big story for the Russians once again was the dominating play of Evgeni Malkin, as he continues to make the tournament his own personal showcase and adds just another argument for being best player in the world right now.
During Russia's win on Saturday, Malkin registered a hat trick, giving him 10 goals to go with eight assists in the nine game he's played in the tournament. He is now tied for the tournament scoring lead with Norway's Patrik Thoresen.
Alex Ovechkin also scored in the win for Russia, recording what proved to the game-winning goal.
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