Sweden Wins IIHF Gold For Second Time In Two Years

Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring to give Switzerland the early and first lead of the game. Timo Meier would score in the second period to restore the single goal lead. Sweden never had the lead at any point in the game before the shootout. Gustav Nyquist and Mika Zibanejad each scored a goal for Sweden. The gold medal game then saw a 20 minute 4-on-4 overtime period which would force a shootout. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Filip Forsberg each tallied a goal clinching the game in the shootout.

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg finished the tournament with six points (one goal, five assists with a plus-6 rating), and was named the tournament’s best defenseman by the IIHF Directorate. Mattias Janmark (also a Dallas Stars player) finished with 10 points ( four goals, six assists) in 10 games, with a plus-8 rating. Janmark was tied for ninth in tournament scoring.

JJ Nealy

Dallas, Texas

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