Finland eliminates U.S.
Updated: May 17, 2012, 3:11 PM ETAssociated Press
HELSINKI -- Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships.
Bobby Ryan, also of the Ducks, added a goal for the U.S. early in the third period for a 2-1 lead.
Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild tied it with 6:58 left in the third. Joensuu, once with the New York Islanders, pounced on a pass from Petri Kontiola and scored from close in with just nine seconds left.
Finland meets Russia on Saturday in the semifinal.
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