Koivu's tally the difference

Updated: September 11, 2004, 2:18 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- While Finland celebrated one of its biggest international victories, the United States lamented a couple of bad late bounces.

The World Cup of Hockey semifinal was so close, the roles could easily have been reversed. But the Finns got the final break -- and a berth in the championship game.

Saku Koivu's unchallenged goal with 3:54 left lifted Finland to a 2-1 victory Friday night.

"The Finnish teams, usually they die," coach Raimo Summanen said. ...

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