Finland, which includes LA Kings D-man Olli Maatta, edged Germany in Saturday’s semi-final and will play Canada for gold at the 2021 World Championship.
Despite being outshot by Germany by a 28-17 count, the Finns held off the onslaught to win.
Iiro Pakarinen and Hannes Bjorninen scored for Finland in the first to make it 2-0 while Matthias Plachta got Germany on the board in the second but that was all the scoring in this one.
For the LA Kings representation, it was a relatively quiet game.
The aforementioned Olli Maatta was held pointless but was a defensive asset nonetheless en route to logging 21:14 of total ice time. Kings prospect Kim Nousiainen took a penalty early, had a shot, and logged 7:19 of total ice time.
Now, Finland prepares for the gold-medal game on Sunday, a rematch of the 2019 Worlds championship game where the Finns defeated Canada. They also edged Canada in the preliminary-round finale on Tuesday, 3-2 in the shootout.
For Germany, they will play for bronze against Team USA on Sunday at 8:15 am ET (5:15 am PT).
Finland and Canada will battle for gold at 1:15 pm ET (10:15 am PT).