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Canada, Russia headed to overtime

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 6:21 AM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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Canada, Russia headed to overtime

A wild third period ended tied 5-5 as Russia's Nail Yakupov and Canada's Brett Ritchie traded goals.

Yakupov scored a power-play goal one minute into the period to put Russia ahead 5-4. Russia won a battle along the boards behind the Canada net, with Kirill Kapustin emerging with the puck. He walked in front and passed to Yakupov, who was stationed on the left post and scored his second of the game.

Canada pulled even at 10:46 on its first even-strength goal of the game. Russia goalie Andrey Makarov stopped Phillip Danault's shot from the left side, but the rebound went to defenseman Scott Harrington, who tried to drag the puck through traffic in the slot. The puck bounced off a Russian player but went right to Ritchie, who scored from in close to tie the game 5-5.

Canada nearly went ahead with about 2:40 left, but Ritchie's shot from in close hit the post and rolled under Makarov, and the Russian goalie was able to clear the puck into the corner.

Back with more when the game ends.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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