Meeting in the arena of Ondrej Nepela ended with the score 0-1.
In the first period, the team failed to excel, despite the abundance of scoring chances. And Andrey Vasilevsky entered the game much more often than his opponent and in one of the episodes he recorded the puck on the goal line.
In the second dvadtsatiminutke wards Ilya Vorobyov looked preferable and put more shots on the opponent's goal - 11 to 8, but Kevin Lankinen never capitulated.
The final period took place in double-edged attacks until the Finns excelled - on the 51st Marco Anttila finished the puck into the goal after Vasilevsky beat off the puck in front of him.
The Russians undertook the storming of the opponents' goal, but failed to level the score and now on Sunday they will play in the match for third place with the loser in the other semi-final Canada - Czech Republic.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian national hockey team for the first time in the tournament could not be noted with abandoned washers in the first two periods of the World Cup match in 2019.