Russia wins world championship gold

Russia beat Slovakia 6-2 to win IIHF World Championsips in Helsinki.

Russian Team Celebrate With A Trophy AFP/Getty Images

Russian team celebrate with a trophy after a final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 20, 2012, as Team Russia defeated team Slovakia 6-2 . AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/GettyImages

Russian Alexander Ovechkin Kisses AFP/Getty Images

Russian Alexander Ovechkin kisses the trophy, as players celebrate after a final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 20, 2012, as Team Russia defeated team Slovakia 6-2 . AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/GettyImages

Russian Players AFP/Getty Images

Russian players celebrate with a trophy after a final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 20, 2012, as Team Russia defeated team Slovakia 6-2 . AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/GettyImages

Russia's Captain Ilya Nikulin Celebrates AFP/Getty Images

Russia's captain Ilya Nikulin celebrates with the trophy of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship after winning the final game between Russia and Slovakia in Helsinki on May 20, 2012. Russia defeated team Slovakia 6-2 . AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/GettyImages

Final - 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAY 20: Alexander Ovechkin of Russia celebrates after winning the gold medal after the IIHF World Championship gold medal match between Russia and Slovakia at Hartwall Arena on May 20, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Final - 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAY 20: Alexander Ovechkin of Russia celebrates after winning the gold medal after the IIHF World Championship gold medal match between Russia and Slovakia at Hartwall Arena on May 20, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)