World Juniors 2017: Russia beats Sweden in OT for bronze medal
Denis Guryanov scores the game-winner as Russia wins its seventh straight medal.
Denis Guryanov (Dallas) scored 33 seconds in overtime to lift Russia to a 2-1 win over Sweden to capture the bronze medal at the World Junior Championship on Thursday in Montreal.
It’s the seventh straight year the Russians have won a medal in the World Juniors tournament. Sweden has now finished fourth in the last three tournaments.
Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota) put the Russians on the scoreboard just 16 seconds into the second period. Kaprizov drove to the net and put the puck past Felix Sandstrom (Philadelphia) for his tournament-leading ninth goal for a 1-0 Russian lead.
Jonathan Dahlen (Ottawa) leveled the score midway through the second frame. Dahlen capitalized on a giveaway in front of the Russian net to make it 1-1.
Both sides were unable to find the back of the net in the third period as the game went to overtime. Guryanov intercepted a pass to Willliam Nylander (Toronto) and lifted a backhander for the game-winner.
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Lucas Carlsson scored a goal and two assists in seven tournament games for Sweden. The defenseman has a goal and four assists for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League in 19 games this season. The Blackhawks drafted the left-handed blue liner with the No. 110 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.