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Swiss rally to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim women's ice hockey bronze

An official breaks up a scuffle between Evelina Raselli of Switzerland (14) and Michelle Lowenhielm of Sweden (28) during the second period of the women's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Jessica Lutz broke a third-period tie with 6:17 to play and Switzerland rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim the bronze medal in Olympic women's hockey on Thursday.

Florence Schelling made 28 saves for the Swiss, who earned their first medal in the sport that was added to the Winter Games in 1998.

Valentina Wallner stopped 22 shots for Sweden.

The United States and Canada were scheduled to play for the gold medal later Thursday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Sweden scored once in each of the first two periods before the Swiss tied it with 13:47 left in regulation on goals by Sara Benz and Pheobe Stanz. Switzerland made it 4-2 on an empty-netter with 67 seconds left before Sweden made it a one-goal game.