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Americans win bronze at worlds with shootout win over Finland

The Canadian Press

5/19/2013 2:03:52 PM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Alex Galchenyuk scored twice in the shootout as the United States edged co-host Finland 3-2 in the bronze-medal game at the IIHF World Championship.

The Montreal Canadiens rookie salvaged a medal for the U.S. after the Americans blew a 2-0 third-period lead.

Finland's Lauri Korpikoski scored twice in the third to send the game to overtime.

Craig Smith, with a goal in the first minute of play, and Paul Stastny scored in the first period for the United States.

John Gibson made 36 saves for the U.S., while Antti Raanta stopped 23 shots for Finland.