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Canada wins gold on Halischuk's OT goal; U.S. fails to net medal

1/6/2008

PARDUBICE, Czech Republic -- Matt Halischuk gave Canada its
fourth straight world junior hockey title Saturday night, scoring
3:36 into overtime for a 3-2 victory over Sweden.

After Brad Marchand and Claude Giroux gave Canada a 2-0 lead in
the first period, Jonathan Carlsson and Tomas Larsson tied it in
the third, with Larsson scoring with 38 seconds left in regulation
and goalie Jhonas Enroth off for an extra attacker.

With the victory, Canada avenged a 4-3 preliminary group loss to
Sweden, the Canadians only loss in the tournament since the 2004
final.

In the third-place game, Russia beat the United States 4-2.

Nikita Filatov had two goals and Alexei Cherepanov and Evgeni
Kurbatov also scored for Russia. Rhett Rakhshani and Jordan
Schroeder scored for the United States.