IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 29 Dec 2007

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
ฤŒEZ Arรฉna, Pardubice ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Saturday, 29 December 2007

The streaks are over for Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship after Tobias Forsberg scored at 19:53 of the third period to give Sweden a 4-3 win.

The goal capped a Swedish rally from a 2-0 third-period deficit and ended Canada’s 20-game winning streak at the World Juniors.

“I think we just got a little ahead of ourselves,” said Brad Marchand, who scored Canada’s first goal.

The Swedes are in first place in Group A, with a 3-0 record and nine points, while Canada and the Czech Republic are 2-1 and sit tied for second.

On the winning goal, Marchand lost the puck at the Swedish blueline, creating a 2-on-1 that Forsberg finished off by sweeping the puck past goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

Canada ends the preliminary round on Monday against Denmark.

Up 1-0 on Marchandโ€™s first-period goal, Shawn Matthias scored off a scramble at 2:17 of the third, and the Canadians looked in control.

But the lead was short-lived.

Eric Moe’s point shot on a Swedish power play got past a screened Bernier at 5:14, ending Canada’s shutout string at 165 minutes, 14 seconds, the first time in 20 tries the three-time defending gold medalists had allowed a power play goal at this yearโ€™s championship.

The Swedes then scored a pair of lucky goals to take the lead.

Tony Lagerstrรถm was behind the Canadian net when his pass hit a skate and the puck ended up behind Bernier at 6:45, and Oscar Mรถller netted the go-ahead goal when his sharp-angle shot hit a Canadian skate and found its way past a surprised Bernier just moments later.

“We could feel the momentum change and it wasn’t fun,” said Marchand. “Things could be better.”

But Claude Giroux’s power play goal at 16:18 on a scramble tied the game at 3-3, and overtime loomed until Forsbergโ€™s late strike.

Marchand said the Canadians can’t wait to redeem themselves.

“There is a lot of character in the room and we can’t wait to get back out there. We came here to win a world title and that is why we are here.”

“We know what we have to do, and we can do it.”


BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:31 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – P. Berglund, hooking
16:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Subban, tripping
19:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Marchand (Giroux)

2nd Period
23:18 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Holzapfel, hooking
26:42 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Lundh, roughing
29:58 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Legein, boarding
34:34 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Forsberg, interference
37:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Stamkos, tripping

3rd Period
42:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Matthias (Halischuk, Giroux)
43:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Sutter, tripping
46:14 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PP GOAL – Moe (Andersson, Figren)
46:45 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Lagerstrรถm (Backlund)
48:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Holzapfel, tripping
49:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PP GOAL – Mรถller (P. Berglund)
55:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – team, too many players
55:40 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Motin, roughing
56:18 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP2 GOAL – Giroux (Turris)
59:53 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Forsberg (Backlund, Andersรฉn)

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Enroth (18-21)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Bernier (28-32)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 7+12+13 = 32
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 6+5+10 = 21

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Jhonas Enroth, Stefan Ridderwall. Defence: Niclas Andersรฉn, Kristofer Berglund, Jonathan Carlsson, Oscar Eklund, Victor Hedman, Eric Moe, Johan Motin. Forwards: Johan Alcรฉn, Joakim Andersson, Mikael Backlund, Patrik Berglund, Robin Figren, Tobias Forsberg, Carl Hagelin, Mario Kempe, Tony Lagerstrรถm, Tomas Larsson, Patrik Lundh, Oscar Mรถller, Magnus Pรครคjรคrvi.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Jonathan Bernier, Steve Mason. Defence: Karl Alzner, Drew Doughty, Josh Godfrey, Thomas Hickey, Logan Pyett, Luke Schenn, P.K. Subban. Forwards: Zach Boychuk, Colton Gillies, Claude Giroux, Matthew Halischuk, Riley Holzapfel, Stefan Legein, Brad Marchand, Shawn Matthias, Wayne Simmonds, Steven Stamkos, Brandon Sutter, John Tavares, Kyle Turris.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWEDEN vs. CANADA (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
new champion
(previous
26 Dec 2006)
Last Title reign ends
(since
26 Dec 2006)
46 All-Time Wins
70
7 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
9 wins
First IHLC Meeting (SWE vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 6-4 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 19 Dec 1977 โ€“ EX โ€“ Hull ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (SWE vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-0 SWEย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 26 Dec 2006 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Leksand ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 27 Dec 2007 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Pardubice ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 4-2 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 31 Dec 2007 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Pardubice ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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