The Russian junior hockey team has gone from heartbreak to celebration within the span of 24 hours to close out their World Juniors tournament.
After losing in a shootout to the U.S. in the semifinal on Wednesday, Russia rebounded with a 2-1 overtime victory against Sweden on a sudden goal early in the extra period to capture the bronze medal Thursday.
Dallas Stars prospect Denis Guryanov, who plays professionally for the Texas Stars in the American Hockey League, scored the winner just 31 seconds into overtime. He stole the puck inside the Swedish blue line and beat Flyers prospect goalie Felix Sandstrom on the back hand.
This result extends streaks for both teams.
Russia has now won a medal in each of the last seven world junior competitions, while on the other hand, Sweden has now finished fourth in three consecutive years.