HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAY 20: The team of Russia celebrate their 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)
Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk had three points in the Russian's 6-2 IIHF Championship victory over Slovakia on Sunday.
Datsyuk provided three of the points in the blowout victory, with two goals and an assist to his name. The win for Russia brings home the championship to the 'big red machine' for the first time since 2008/2009, when the Russians won two titles back to back. Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins scored both goals for the Slovaks against a staunch defensive and goalkeeping effort from Russia.
Alex Semin put in the most goals of any player on the ice with two. His playing with Datsyuk could be a preview of what's to come, as the Wings are considered one of the favorites to land his services in free agency after he leaves the Washington Capitals. Alexander Pereszhogin, Alexei Tereshenko and Evgeni Malkin scored the other three goals for the Champion Russians.