After the final game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship orchestra played the Canadian national anthem. Canadian players stood in front of the orchestra and sang along.
Then, traditionally, three flags of the winners were raised — Canadian, Russian and American. However, players of the Russian team missed all that. Most of the Russian team players left the ice during celebrations. Ovechkin appeared to be convincing them to stay, but had no luck. Absolutely unprecedented behavior of the Russian national team shocked everyone.
IIHF President Rene Fasel said that the Russian Ice Hockey Federation will be fined for the disrespect displayed by the country’s national team in regard to the Canadian squad following Russia’s 1-6 defeat to Canada.