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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Nichushkin goal gives Russia bronze medal

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 6:30 AM

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

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2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog
Nichushkin goal gives Russia bronze medal

It wasn't the medal they wanted, but Russia took home a piece of hardware after a 6-5 overtime win against Canada in the bronze-medal game at the 2013 World Junior Championship.

Valeri Nichushkin scored his first goal of the tournament 1:35 into overtime to allow the host nation to finish third.

NHL Central Scouting's top-rated Russian skater, Nichushkin took a pass from Artem Sergeev and steamed up the right side. He walked around Canada defenseman Ryan Murphy, cut to the net and stuffed the puck inside the post before goalie Malcolm Subban could get his skate in place.

The loss by Canada snaps their streak of 14 straight years with a medal.

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