Sweden have won the ice hockey big showdown, beating top picks Canada in a sensational punishment shootout.
The groups were tied at 1-1 after three periods in Cologne, Germany, with Victor Hedman scoring for the Swedes and Canada’s Ryan O’Reilly adjusting.
The additional time brought no objectives, however the Scandinavians then were twice on focus in the shootout, while the North Americans again neglected to score.
By winning their tenth world title, Sweden deposed a year ago’s champions.
“It’s huge. For Sweden and everything, it’s stunning, a blessing from heaven,” Swedish guard Jonas Brodin was cited as saying by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
“It will be staggering when we go home. That is the reason we play, for Sweden, for the general population there,” he included.
The Canadians had to settle for silver this time, after winning the titles in 2015 and 2016
In the interim, Canadian safeguard Chris Lee stated: “It is difficult to clarify how you feel.”
“It took 80 minutes of five on five to make it 1-1. It is deplorable to have recreations end in shootouts. It would have been decent to see who might dominate the competition in the event that we kept playing extra time, however it is the thing that it is.”
In the bronze award amusement, Russia beat Finland 5-3.