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Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating Sweden 3-2 in overtime

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 4:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating Sweden 3-2 in overtime

MALMO, Sweden - Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to give Finland its third world junior hockey title, 3-2 over Sweden on Sunday.

Ristolainen picked up the puck along the right boards, cut in front of the goal and slid a backhander under goalie Oscar Dansk's right leg pad. Finland also won the under-20 event in 1987 in Czechoslovakia and 1998 at home in Helsinki.

Sweden's tied it at 2 on Christian Djoos' power-play goal with 9:07 left in the third period.

Finland's Era Lindell scored 28 seconds into the game, and Lucas Wallmark tied it on a power play at 7:53 of the second. Finland regained the lead 45 seconds later on Saku Maenalanen's goal.

In the third-place game, Russia beat Canada 2-1.

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