TORONTO - Pavol Skalicky broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and Slovakia beat Sweden 4-2 on Monday to finish third in the World Junior Championship.Slovakia started the third period on a 5-minute power play after Julius Bergman received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for felling Patrik Koys at the end of the second.Canada faced Russia in the final Monday night. In the semifinals Sunday, Canada beat Slovakia 5-1 and Russia topped Sweden 4-1.I think the Swedes were disappointed from yesterdays game and we wanted to win today a little more, Slovak goalie Denis Godla said.Godla made 26 saves to help Slovakia win its second medal after also finishing third in 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Godla is an amazing guy, forward Samuel Petras said. He has a lot of luck, but hes very good. Everybody likes him. Hes our hero. Hes a rock star.David Soltes, Mislav Rosandic and Koys — into an empty net in the final minute— also scored.Its indescribable feelings, Soltes said. For Slovakia, it doesnt happen every day. ... This is like history. We will be happy forever.Montreal prospect Martin Reway had three assists.It was a great experience for all of us, Reway said. We did a great job from the first game to the last. ... It will help our younger players to think they can win big games like this.Soltes and Rosandic scored in a 39-second span early in the first period, and Toronto draft pick William Nylander and Jens Looke tied it for Sweden in the period.It feels terrible right now, said Swedish defenceman Gustav Forsling, a Vancouver draft pick. If we played our best hockey, wed beat them every day of the week. So, its not good. Yannick Ngakoue Womens Jersey
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