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Team Sweden Wins World Championship Gold

from Andrew Podneiks of IIHF.com,

Switzerland scored first, but hosts Sweden dominated the last 55 minutes to become the first home team to win gold since 1986. It is the nation's ninth World Championship gold medal.

For the Swiss, it was their first loss of the tournament after nine straight wins and only their second silver medal ever after finishing runner-up in 1935, their highest finish at any IIHF international hockey event.

"We were able to match their intensity at the start," said Swiss defenceman Philippe Furrer. "We had a lot of chances but couldn't score, and they did."

continued and watch post-game comments from both teams below...

added 6:29pm, Gold game highlights added below too.

 

 

 

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Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Grattis Sverige !!!...Vm Guld.. Vm Guld.. Vm Guld.  LGRW

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/19/13 at 06:42 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

BTW ... In the Swedish interview with Loui Eriksson,they asked him how it was to play with the Sedin Twins..He said it was a lot of fun and maybe I’ll play with them next season..and then fast said just joking with a very fake smile..Hmm a trade in making ??

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/19/13 at 07:06 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Loui also said he was going to bring his medal to show his teammates back home.  Don’t read too much into what he says, he’s a quick-to-joke kindle guy.  Also, swedes have frequentky tended to be more off the cuff when talking to Swedish reporters.  A few years ago Franzén told one that it was a lot of fun playing for Mårts because every little mistake wasn’t enough to get you benched and it made it fun again - which a lot of people took as a shot at Babcock.  I think they just aren’t used to trotting out tired cliches in svenska and it leads to some loose chatter.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/19/13 at 09:03 PM ET

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