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Red Wings at the Worlds: Gustav Nyquist’s Swedes best Kindl’s Czechs, win bronze

The Czechs checked the hell out of Gustav Nyquist and his linemates today, but that didn't prevent Sweden from earning a bronze medal at the World Championships today. Sweden's secondary scorers delivered (Joakim Lindstrom had a goal and 2 assists), their special teams play was superb, and the Swedes received an MVP goaltending performance from Anders Nilsson (a 24-save shutout) en route to a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Nyquist was relatively quiet, other than getting stoned on a fantastic individual rush (via @myregularface) on Twitter and really starting to threaten in the third period...

And on the other side of the puck, Jakub Kindl played perhaps his best game in a while for the Czechs, generally earning the upper hand on a game-long physical battle with Joel Lunqvist and skating well, competing hard and generating offense both individually and on a team-wide basis. Regrettably for Kindl and a very frustrated Jaromir Jagr, the Czechs ran into a supremely hot goaltender and a team on a mission to earn some sort of medal.

Nyquist played 14:56, finished even and had a shot for Sweden; Kindl had 3 shots, finished even and took a penalty in 20:29 played for the Czechs.

Not a terrible hall for Nyquist, per the Windsor Star's Bob Duff:

This guy made an appearance, too:

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