Russia squeaks past Denmark at world juniors

Russia's Vladislav Kamenevia, second left, celebrates scoring with his teammate during the 2016 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship quarterfinal match between Russia and Denmark in Helsinki, Finland, Saturday Jan. 2, 2016. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)

HELSINKI — Vladislav Kamenev scored twice, including the overtime winner, to lead Russia past Denmark 4-3 in a quarter-final game Saturday at the world junior hockey tournament.

Kamenev’s goal at the five-minute mark of overtime secured the win for Russia after he forced overtime by scoring with 44 seconds remaining in regulation time.

Yegor Korshkov and Artur Lauta both added a goal and an assist for Russia.

Thomas Olsen had a goal and an assist for Denmark. Markus Jensen and Emil Christensen also scored.

Russia outshot Denmark 46-21. The Russians lost 5-4 to Canada in last year’s final and is chasing its first tournament gold medal since 2011.

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