HELSINKI - Maxim Lazarev scored the only goal in the shootout as Russia edged the Czech Republic 2-1 on Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.
Artur Lauta evened the game at 1-1 with a third-period goal for the Russians (1-0-0).
Michael Spacek scored on a penalty shot to open the scoring for the Czech Republic (0-0-1).
Alexander Georgiev turned aside 24 shots for the win as Vitek Vanecek made 20 saves in defeat.
Czech defenceman Jakub Zboril was ejected at 10:17 of the first period for boarding.