The main time of the match ended with a score of 2:2. In extra time, a Finnish hockey player attacked the Russian goal and was brought down. Because it happened in the Russian zone, it was a foul. As a result, the opposing team was awarded a goal.
In the previous days of the tournament the Russian team defeated teams of Canada (4:3), Sweden (1:0) and the Czech Republic (5:2).
Last year, Russia won the tournament.