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Karnaukhov, Russia win bronze at WJC

Pavel Karnaukhov and Russia edged Oliver Kylington and Sweden in the bronze medal game

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson /

Calgary Flames prospect Pavel Karnaukhov is leaving Montreal with a bronze medal after Russia edged Sweden 2-1 in overtime at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Denis Guryanov struck just 33 seconds into the extra frame, securing a third place finish for the Russians.

Karnaukhov, the Flames' fifth round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, ended the tournament with two goals and four points in seven skates. The forward is playing for Zvezda Chekhov in the VHL in Russia this season. In 18 games, Karnaukhov has five goals and 15 points.

Defenceman Oliver Kylington, Calgary's second round pick in 2015, had four assists in seven games with Sweden. He is in the midst of his second season with the Stockton Heat in the American Hockey League. In 25 skates, the blueliner has four goals and 13 points.

Full game stats:


No scoring


Russia - Kirill Kaprizov, assisted by Mikhail Vorobyov and Yegor Rykov - 0:16

Sweden - Jonathan Dahlen, unassisted - 10:11


No scoring


Russia - Denis Guryanov, unassisted - 0:33

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