Sweden beats Switzerland 5-1, wins gold at world hockey championship

Sunday, 05.19.2013 / 2:05 PM The Canadian Press

STOCKHOLM - 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.

Co-host Sweden and Switzerland met in the gold-medal game later.

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