The Vancouver Canucks playoff run was short-lived and ended in disappointment, but it gave forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenceman Alexander Edler a chance to join Team Sweden at the IIHF World Championships. The tournament came to a close on Sunday with a gold medal victory over Switzerland on home ice for the Swedes.
Swiss defenceman Roman Josi opened the scoring in the first period at 4:45, but the Swedes would score five unanswered goals to take the game 5-1.
Sweden’s Erik Gustaffsson tied the game just under four minutes later. Henrik scored at 11:38 to put the Swedes ahead 2-1 and it would remain that way until the third period. Simon Hjalmarsson and Loui Eriksson added goals. Henrik then scored into the empty net with less than four minutes to play to seal it.
Henrik finished the night with two goals and an assist. His brother, Daniel, had no points with an even rating. Edler did not play due his suspension from his knee-on-knee hit on Canada’s Eric Staal.
Sweden is the first team to win gold on home ice in 27 years.