๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ IHLC Classics: Sundin’s Dagger Brings Down The Red Machine

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of Swedish Sveriges nationaldagย (National Day), we feature their shocking World Championship Gold medal from 1991, which saw them win their fifth world title, marking the end of the Iron Curtain regime in international hockey.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Swedenย 2-1 Soviet Union ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
World Championship Finalย Round
Elysรฉe Arena, Turku ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 04 May 1991

Mats Sundin, only 20 at that time, scored what many consider as the “best goal in the history of the IIHF World Championship” when he single-handedly gave Sweden gold in 1991 in Turku. But it isnโ€™t only the exceptional end-to-end rush that counts into the overall verdict. The performance capped a season which began with Sundin escaping his country as villain โ€“ in what also was the last hockey game ever to be played by the Soviet Union national team at the World Championship.
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