| |Tuesday, May. 21, 2013
The U.S. Men's National Ice Hockey Team captured bronze at the 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship, held May 3-19 in Stockholm. In a fitting finale, Team USA prevailed in a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over Finland. Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis.) notched goals on back-to-back attempts, including the game-winner, while goaltender John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) stopped three out of four attempts from Finland during the three-round shootout. Gibson tallied 36 saves throughout the nail-biter to deliver the U.S. its first medal since 2004.