Russia Avenges Sweden in Shootout En Route to Gold Medal Game


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Russia’s junior team is headed back to the gold medal game for the first time since 2007 after overcoming a late deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 in a shootout. A late goal by Sergei Kalinin tied things up for the Russians who let a 2-0 lead slip away. Goalie Dmitri Shikin stood on his head at times stopping 46 of 49 Sweden shots along with all 3 in the shootout.

Shikin originally started out the tournament on the bench but due to the team’s lackluster performance against Canada he has since taken the reigns and gone 4-1 stopping 123 shots of 133 faced. Russia will now face the winner of the US Canada game determined later this evening on Wednesday at 7:30 pm est.
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