BUFFALO, NY (AP) - Russian captain Vladimir Tarasenko didn't have to wait for an interpreter to describe his team's final thrilling comeback victory.
"We're champions! We're champions! Waaa-hooo!" Tarasenko yelled, wiping tears from his eyes and never taking a hand off the gold medal that hung from his neck.
Tarasenko had a goal and assist and Russia scored five goals in the third period to overcome a 3-0 deficit and stun Canada 5-3 in the gold-medal game in the World Junior Hockey Championships on Wednesday night.
It was the third straight game the Russians rallied in the third period, and the improbable win secured their 13th title and first since 2003.
"It was the Russian heart and the Russian character," added Yevgeni Kuznetsov, who had three assists. "This is the best team in the world right now."
Wow Russia. Woe, Canada.
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