Agence France-PresseMay 19, 2013 15:30
The United States won bronze at the world ice hockey championships after beating co-hosts Finland 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Sunday.
Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk scored the winning penalty as the US won their first world championship medal since a bronze in Prague in 2004.
US skipper Paul Stastny and Nashville Predators center Craig Smith both collected a goal and an assist, while netminder John Gibson produced 36 saves.
"I'm really proud of my players, who clinched this very important win for our country," US manager Joe Sacco said.