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World Championships Photo The 1989 World Championship in Stockholm represented the swan song for the Soviet Union's top forward line of Sergei Makarov, Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov. The USSR rolled to its 21st world title with a perfect 10-0-0 record. The "KLM" line was matched in effectiveness by the Soviets' second troika of Vyacheslav Bykov, Valery Kamensky and Andrei Khomutov. The gold medal was clinched in a 4-3 win over a talented Canadian squad, led by Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Brian Bellows, Steve Yzerman, Dale Hawerchuk and Grant Fuhr. The Soviets also earned a memorable 1-0 win over Czechoslovakia. Netminders Dominik Hasek and Sergei Mylnikov were brilliant for their respective countries. Canada won the silver medal while the Czechoslovaks settled for the bronze. In the middle of the tournament, a random drug test showed a positive result for Canadian defenseman Randy Carlyle. However, IIHF rules called for two samples to be taken from each player and a check of Carlyle's second sample 24 hours later cleared him of any violation. The Americans weren't as fortunate as Canada when it came to drug testing. The high levels of testosterone, a banned substance, found in the body of Corey Millen resulted in his suspension. Team USA officials tried to prove that this level was normal for Millen, but the IIHF did not reverse its decision.
1989 Stockholm Summary
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Rank Country Games Wins Losses Ties Points GDF GF GA
1 USSR 10 10 0 0 20      
2 Canada 10 7 3 0 14      
3 Czechoslovakia 10 4 4 2 10      
4 Sweden 10 4 4 2 10      
5 Finland 10 5 4 1 11      
6 USA 10 4 5 1 9      
7 West Germany 10 1 7 2 4      
8 Poland 10 1 9 0 2      

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