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Russia tops Czech Republic at juniors

Updated: January 3, 2012, 1:53 AM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Grigori Zheldakov scored at 1:30 of overtime to lead Russia to a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in a quarterfinal at the world junior hockey championship Monday.

Zheldakov took a pass from Nikita Kucherov and sent a slap shot past Czech goalie Petr Mrazek to earn the Russians a berth in Tuesday night's semifinal against Canada.

Danil Apalkov scored in regulation for Russia, while goalie Andrei Vasilevski made 38 saves for the victory.

Jakub Culek scored ...

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