WJC: Sweden 5 Denmark 0

Sweden had the opportunity to clinch their Group with a win over Denmark, and as expected, they came out and dominated in this game.

The first period was all Sweden as they out shot Denmark 14-2 in the period. But the Dane’s had a little hope as they only trailed by two goals by the end of the opening period.

It took just 13 seconds into the game, Oskar Lindblom would steal the puck at center and feed it to a circling Adrian Kempe. Kempe would skate into the Denmark zone and fire a wrister from the top of the right faceoff circle and beat Denmark goaltender Thomas Lillie.

The Swedes would go up 2-0 at 10:22 on a powerplay goal from Gustav Forsling. From the left point, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson tee’d up a one timer for Forsling, whose shot found its way through bodies in front and into the back of the net.

It was more of the same in the second period as Sweden out shot Denmark 23-4 and if not for Lillie, it would have been out of reach early.

It took 17:17 into the period for Sweden to notch the only goal of the period. Adam Ollas Mattsson would send a pass to Lindblom standing alone in front of Lillie. The puck would go off Lindblom’s sake and find the back of the goal.

William Lagesson and Alexander Nylander would add third period goals. Felix Sandstrom stopped all eight shots he faced for the shutout.


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