With the clock winding down in regulation and the score deadlocked at 2, Sweden forward Jacob de la Rose drifted towards the front of the Russian goal to deflect a shot by Gustav Olofsson past Russia's goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy to give Sweden the 3-2 lead and the win at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
The victory gave the Swedes top seeding in their group for the playoff round, and sets the host team up for a game Thursday against Slovakia in the quaterfinals.
For his part, de la Rose has been a productive part of what has been a balanced attack for the Swedes at this WJC. In the four preliminary round games, the Arvika, Sweden native has scored two goals and added three assists while sporting a +4 rating.
De la Rose plays for the Leksand of the SHL, where he has picked up five goals and five assists in 31 games this season. The Montreal Canadiens selected de la Rose in the second round, 34th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft, but it might be another season until the Habs are able to bring their prospect to North America.
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