World Junior Championship
Gold Medal Game
Russia stuns Canada 5-3. The Canadians had a comfortable 3-0 lead after the first two periods. They had 29 shots to Russia's 17 at that point. Then all hell broke loose in the third period. Within the span of 13 seconds, early in the third period, the Russians had pulled within one of the Canadians. The already tense Canadian crowd grew even more distraught as the Russians drew even at the 7:29 mark of the period.
The Russians completed the stunning upset scoring the game winner with just under five minutes remaining and then sealed the win with their fifth tally of the third period. Defenseman Tyson Barrie fired two shots on goal for Canada and finished the game minus one. Despite the obvious disappointment, Barrie had a solid tournament with a goal, two assists and a plus six rating. He started the World Junior Championship as the seventh defenseman for Canada and earned his way up to top pairing minutes.