Sweden crushes U.S., to play for gold medal at ice hockey worlds

Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday.
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The defending champion set up a gold-medal game on Sunday against Switzerland, a 3-2 winner over Canada.

The Swedes set up the victory with three goals in three minutes and seven seconds midway through the second period.

We didn’t play our best game but we put up a lot of goals, forward Patric Hornqvist said. We still have some improvement to do for the game tomorrow.

U.S. captain Patrick Kane, the overall scoring leader, failed to register a point for the first time in the championship.

We just made too many mistakes and they capitalized, Kane said. They’ve got a lot of good players over there Cody Bellinger Authentic Jersey and made us pay for those mistakes.

It’s gonna be tough to regroup (for the bronze medal game) … but we have to do it.

The players banged their sticks in appreciation as Trotz finished his lap. He dropped to one knee like Ovechkin does … and looked a little wobbly in the process.

Game Kids Melky Cabrera Jersey I almost bit it at the end there trying to imitate Ovi, Trotz said. I was worried about the turns. The rudders haven’t been sharpened all year. So you didn’t see a lot of crossovers there. I used body mass and weight. It was a bit of a slow lap, but you’re all-in. They call your number, you step up to the plate, gotta do it. Obviously, we’re pretty loose.

How did his players feel about the 19-second lap?

Elite Youth Taylor Moton Jersey Good knee bend, center Jay Beagle said. Worked his inside/outside edge. When he went down to the Ovi one knee? I was a little shocked by that, actually.

Looked pretty smooth. He didn’t fall, so I mean, it’s considered a success, forward Devante Smith-Pelly said. He’s probably going to be pretty sore tomorrow. But he gets everyone excited, like Ovi did. Guys might have been even more excited today.