Fox scores late to give USA thrilling win over Finland

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BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 31: Adam Fox #8 of United States celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Finland in the third period during the IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center on December 31, 2017 in Buffalo, New York.
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The United States nearly let it slip away, but Adam Fox's goal with 1:37 remaining in the third period was enough to secure a 5-4 victory over Finland on Sunday afternoon at the world juniors.

Trent Frederic and Casey Middelstadt scored for the Americans in the first period, followed by captain Joey Anderson in the second to establish a 3-0 lead.

Aapeli Rasanen got one back for Finland, followed by Eeli Tolvanen's marker to make it 3-2, but Anderson notched his second of the game to provide USA a two-goal lead heading into the final frame.

Midway through the third, Finland scored 1:06 apart through Joona Koppanen and Kristian Vesalainen to tie the game, giving way to Fox's heroics to seal the deal.

With the win, USA clinched second place in Group A behind Canada.