🇸🇪 🇷🇺 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 nationaldag (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.


🇸🇪 Sweden 2-1 Soviet Union 🇷🇺
World Championship Final Round
Elysée Arena, Turku 🇫🇮
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 isn’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 – 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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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺 – 10 Nov 2012

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🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺
Karjala Tournament
Turkuhalli, Turku 🇫🇮
Saturday, 10 November 2012

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:52 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Krejčík, tripping
07:40 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Plotnikov, interference
08:45 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Irgl
16:23 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Denisov, interference
17:38 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Tlustý (Irgl)
18:42 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Tlustý, hooking
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO) – 07 Nov 2012

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🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO)
Karjala Tournament
Turkuhalli, Turku 🇫🇮
Wednesday, 07 November 2012

BOXSCORE
1st Period
13:30 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Alexandrov, hooking
17:24 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Kuznetsov, hooking
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 30 Apr 2003

🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elysée Arena, Turku 🇫🇮
Wednesday, 30 April 2003

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:44 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Vašíček, hooking
11:08 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Sup, tripping
11:48 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Duda, elbowing
14:36 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Eloranta, boarding
15:44 – 🇫🇮 SH GOAL – Peltonen (Timonen)
15:51 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Kallio, tripping
17:54 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Straka, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 4-1 Norway 🇳🇴 – 29 Apr 1997

🇸🇪 Sweden 4-1 Norway 🇳🇴
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elysée Arena, Turku 🇫🇮
Tuesday, 29 April 1997

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:55 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ragnarsson, charging
12:02 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Ø. Olsen, slashing
14:32 – 🇳🇴 EA GOAL – Mats Trygg
17:16 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Nørstebø, holding
18:32 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ragnarsson, hooking
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 7-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 27 Apr 1997

🇸🇪 Sweden 7-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elysée Arena, Turku 🇫🇮
Sunday, 27 April 1997

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:49 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ragnarsson, cross checking
01:20 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gratton, cross checking
04:28 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Albelin (Carlsson, Svartvadet)
06:55 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Nylander (Eklund)
09:26 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Evason, holding
09:26 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Svensson, hooking
10:18 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Green, high sticking
12:39 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Primeau, charging
15:03 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Green, slashing
19:38 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Johansson, tripping
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