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Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title

Ryan O'Reilly shook the ropes with just three minutes left to play the game, and Sean Couturier sealed the outcome by shooting in a desert net in the final moments of the game.

Mark Scheifele narrowed the gap to a goal after only 17 seconds of play, then Nate MacKinnon then created the tie with five minutes to make the dial.

Nathan MacKinnon missed a good chance to clinch the win for Canada on a power play before overtime.

The first period went scoreless before Russian Federation jumped into the lead with a pair of goals in the second.

Sweden has not allowed Canada for the first time since 1952 to win four straight world championship.

"That was a pretty special game, the way it all played out being down a couple", said Canada defenseman Colton Parayko. Canada had an incredible 27-1-2 record in the last three World championship tournaments.




The Russians, meanwhile, went undefeated in their first six games before dropping a 5-3 decision to the United States in their final game of the preliminary round. Hedman's bouncing shot from the point off a broken play eluded Pickard with 20.8 seconds left in the period. Joel (Lundqvist) and Krugs (Marcus Kruger) did a good job in front of the goalie and I don't think he saw it. We all know this is a bad way to end a hockey game.

Cooper has lived in the USA for most of his adult life, but his decision to coach Team Canada was fuelled by his childhood in Prince George, B.C. and those memories of great worldwide tournaments of yesteryear. The Czech Republic is the last to have accomplished the feat between 1999 and 2001.

The win is Swedens first in four tries against Canada since the IIHF instituted the playoff system in 1992 and its first gold medal since 2013.

Both sides were at full strength when Kuznetsov broke the deadlock midway through the second period, tapping in at the far post after brilliant interplay between Panarin and Nikita Kucherov.

Sweden's centre Joakim Nordstrom added a fourth point in the third period as last year's beaten finalists Finland were routed.

"Both teams played extremely hard and if it had gone to overtime, we would have said it probably deserved to, but I am very glad it didn't". "That's what we gotta do tomorrow, too", Edler said. Finland will face Sweden in the other semifinal.


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