Russia downs Germany at women’s world hockey championship

Russian Olympic Committee's Yelizaveta Rodnova, left, celebrates her goal with teammate Veronika Korzhakova. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

CALGARY — Oxana Bratisheva scored the game winner Sunday as Russia topped Germany 3-2 at the women’s world hockey championship in Calgary.

Veronika Korzhakova and Anna Savonina also scored for the Russians in the placement game.

Germany’s Nicola Eisenschmid opened the scoring 3:49 into the second period and Kerstin Spielberger added a goal 17:22 into the frame.

Russia’s Nadezhda Marozova allowed two goals on 15 shots before she was replaced midway through the second period. Valeria Merkusheva stopped all nine shots she faced in relief.

Goalie Franziska Albl stopped 23-of-26 shots for Germany.

Russia suffered a 3-2 upset to Switzerland in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Canada shutout Germany 7-0 to advance to the semifinals on Monday.

The Czech Republic was set to face Japan in the second placement game on Sunday.

Medal games are scheduled for Tuesday.

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