Sweden Wins World Hockey Title

Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:30 PM CDT
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Sweden Wins World Hockey Title

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Swedish players react after winning the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships gold medal match.

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Sweden became the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday.

Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist, and Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to help Sweden become the first team to win the title on home ice since the Soviet Union in 1986. Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years.

In the third-place game, the United States beat Finland 3-2 in a shootout for its first medal in nine years. Alex Galchenyuk scored back-to-back goals in the shootout for the Americans, and Craig Smith and Paul Stastny had first-period goals.

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