Posted: Thursday May 9, 2013 2:43 PM

Russia shocked by France at ice 2-1 hockey worlds

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HELSINKI (AP) - Defending world champion Russia was upset 2-1 by France at hockey worlds.

A team stacked with NHL and KHL players bowed to a group of mainly French league players who ended Russia's 13-match winning streak at the world championship in Helsinki on Thursday.

France coach Dave Henderson says it's "so big for French hockey it's hard to describe.''

France wasn't good enough to play Russia or the Soviet Union until 1992. It had lost the six previous games, the last by five goals in 2009.

 
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