2020 World Junior Championship. Sweden U20 - Russia U20 - 4:5 OT

In the semi-final of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, the under 20 Russian national team defeated Sweden in dramatic circumstances, earning a 5:4 victory in overtime.

After Sweden took an early lead, Ivan Morozov, Alexander Khovanov and Yegor Sokolov quickly handed Russia a 3:1 advantage, but the Swedes did get back on level terms in the second frame.

The opponents then took the lead in the third.

Neverthless, Russia came fighting back, as Sokolov completed a flowing play to make it 4:4 in the 49th minute.

Eventually, it went all the way to overtime, where Morozov scored the winning goal to secure a thrilling victory!

Russia will compete against Canada in the final. Puck drop is scheduled for 21:00 Moscow time.

Match protocol:

Sweden U20 - Russia U20 - 4:5 OT (2:3, 1:0, 1:1, 0:1)


1:0 Sundin (Gustafsson), 00.16
1:1 Morozov (Podkolzin, Dorofeev), 03.04
1:2 Khovanov (Alexandrov, Denisenko), 05.40
1:3 Sokolov, 12.05
2:3 Fagemo (Lundkvist, Sundin), 14.54
3:3 Sundin (Fagemo, Nassen), 31.02
4:3 Lundkvist (Sundin, Nassen), 44.25
4:4 Sokolov (Khovanov), 48.35
4:5 Morozov (Podkolzin, Voronkov), 63.24

Goalkeepers: Alnefelt - Askarov/Miftakhov

Shots on target: 25 - 44

Faceoffs: 37 - 21

Penalty minutes: 35 - 18


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