Going For Gold
Sweden blanks Finland to reach gold medal game at worlds
Sweden advanced to Sunday's final of the IIHF World Championship with a 3-0 win over Finland on Saturday. Loui Eriksson of the Dallas Stars scored a pair of power-play goals and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks added an empty-net goal. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Sweden's Alex Edler was suspended for the remainder of the World Hockey Championship on Friday for his knee-on-knee hit on Eric Staal of Team Canada. The Vancouver Canucks defenceman was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct on the play. Staal has returned home to have an MRI on his injured knee on Saturday. Full Story.
Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith set up five on Thursday to give the United States an 8-3 win over Russia and a spot in the semifinals of the hockey world championships. TJ Oshie, Nate Thompson, Alex Galchenyuk, Ryan Carter, Jacob Trouba and David Moss also scored. Goaltender John Gibson had 31 saves. Full Story.