Bronze Medal Match
Finland 2 vs. USA 3 (SO)
Ben Bishop, USA, DNP
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.83 GAA, .876 sv%
Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 10 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 10 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 8 PIM
Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk scored in the 4th round of the shootout to lift USA to a 3-2 win over Finland and a Bronze Medal at the IIHF World Championships. USA held a 2 goal lead heading into the Third Period on markers by Nashville's Craig Smith and Colorado's Paul Stastny, but Lauri Korpokoski scored a pair of goals in the final frame to force extra hockey. Ben Bishop sat backup for Team USA. The result is an excellent one for USA, which has often struggled in international tournaments outside the Olympics and World Cup, but is slightly bittersweet after their loss to Switzerland in the Semifinals.
In the day's other match, Sweden pummeled Cinderella Switzerland 5-1 to win the Gold Medal Match.