Russia beats Sweden 5-4 to reach world juniors final
OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC >> Ivan Morozov scored his second goal in overtime and Russia topped Sweden 5-4 to reach the final of the world junior hockey championship on Saturday.
Morozov collected the puck at his blue line and skated up the ice to wrist the winner past goaltender Hugo Alnefelt with 1:36 remaining in overtime.
Russia, seeking its first title since 2011, will face defending champion Finland or Canada in Sunday’s final.
Sweden will play the bronze medal game.
Yegor Sokolov also scored two goals for Russia and Alexander Khovanov added one. Russia outshot Sweden 44-25.
Rasmus Sandin scored two goals and added two assists for Sweden; Samuel Fagemo and Nils Lundkvist added one goal apiece.