Sweden became the first home team to win the world hockey
championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday for
its ninth title.
Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist,
and Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to help
Sweden become the first team to win the title on home ice since the
Soviet Union in 1986. Switzerland earned its first medal in 60
Simon Hjalmarrson, Philadelphia’s Erik Gustafsson and Dallas’
Loui Eriksson also scored for Sweden. Romas Josi had the lone goal
In the third-place game, the United States beat Finland 3-2 in a
shootout for its first medal in nine years. Montreal’s Alex
Galchenyuk scored consecutive goals in the shootout for the
Americans, and Nashville’s Craig Smith and Colorado’s Paul Stastny
had first-period goals.
John Gibson, a 19-year-old goalie for the Kitchener Rangers of
the Ontario Hockey League, made 36 saves.
Phoenix’s Lauri Korpikoski scored twice in the third period for