Canada vs Sweden – Hockey Final, Live, Stream, NHL, Broadcasting TV Channels

Canada vs Sweden- Hockey Final, Live, Stream, NHL, Broadcasting TV Channels Two-time defending champion Canada and Sweden will contest the final of the ice hockey world championship after winning their semifinals in contrasting style on Saturday. Canada stunned Russia by coming from two goals down in the third period to win 4-2, while Sweden comfortably beat Finland 4-1.

“I said from the start we need to play our best game in the end and that hasn’t changed,” Sweden captain Joel Lundqvist said of Canada. “We need to be even better tomorrow.”

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Nate MacKinnon led the Canadian revival, setting up Mark Scheifele on a power play, then equalizing with his sixth goal of the tournament. Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner in a goalmouth scramble with only 3:02 remaining. Sean Couturier made sure with an empty net goal.

“Suddenly it was a different game,” Russian forward Artemi Panarin said of Scheifele’s first goal for Canada. “We got nervous, and that’s why we lost.”

Goals in the second period from Yevgeni Kuznetsov and Nikita Gusev put the Russians in a commanding position, but Artyom Zub was penalized for slashing at the end of the period, and Canada pounced.

Canada had 19 shots compared to Russia’s five in the final period, taking their game total to 38, though they were grateful, too, to Calvin Pickard for some good stops in the first two periods. The Canadian goaltender made 26 saves altogether.

“Our backs were against the wall going into the third period, and we just regrouped and came out and played our game,” Pickard said.

Russia forward Sergei Andronov bore the brunt of the opening exchanges, resulting in a penalty for Scheifele. Then he was hammered behind his goal by Brayden Schenn.

Four penalties in the second period helped Russia’s cause.

Both sides were at full strength when Kuznetsov broke the deadlock midway through the second period, tapping in at the far post after brilliant interplay between Panarin and Nikita Kucherov.

Gusev made it 2-0 on a power play after Wayne Simmonds was penalized for slashing. Panarin was again involved in a three-on-two, this time with Vadim Shipachyov, as he took his assist-tally to a tournament-leading 12. Panarin also has four goals.

Canada came out flying for the third period to turn the game around.

“We needed something to get us going, whether it was just a couple of good chances or scoring,” O’Reilly said.

The Canadians are bidding to match the 27 titles won by Russia or the Soviet Union.

Sweden won its ninth and last title in 2013.

“It’s going to be the toughest game in the tournament,” Lundqvist said of the teams’ eighth final. Canada leads 5-2 overall.

The late additions of Lundqvist’s twin brother, Henrik, and Nicklas Backstrom are paying off for Sweden. The latter got his team off to a great start when he set up Alexander Edler inside the first two minutes before Joonas Kemppainen equalized for Finland.

Henrik Lundqvist ensured it was the Finns’ last goal. He made 22 saves altogether.

The Swedes made the most of penalties to go ahead in a bad-tempered second period. Valtteri Filppula went off for tripping and John Klingberg scored straight away on the power play, before William Nylander made the most of another with another Backstrom assist.

The second period ended in a brawl and both teams had players penalized for roughing.

Finland pushed hard in the final period but Joakim Nordstrom sealed it with six minutes remaining.

“We really played well as a team in our last two games. I think that’s our strength, our team effort. That’s what we gotta do tomorrow, too,” Edler said. “It’s going to be a good hard final.”
Stars defenseman John Klingberg will play for the gold medal at the 2017 World Championship on Sunday. Klingberg scored the game-winning goal as Sweden defeated Stars defenseman Julius Honka and Finland, 4-1, in the semifinals Saturday in Cologne, Germany.

Sweden will play Canada in Sunday’s championship game. Canada rallied to defeat Valeri Nichushkin and Russia, 4-2, in Saturday’s other semifinal game. Russia and Finland will square off in the bronze medal game Sunday.

Sweden 4, Finland 1

John Klingberg’s power-play goal at 4:36 of the second period gave Sweden a 2-1 lead and held up as the game-winner as Sweden defeated Finland, 4-1, to advance to the gold medal game at the 2017 World Championship. Klingberg scored on a snap shot from the high slot just seven seconds into Sweden’s first power play of the game.

Alex Edler, William Nylander, and Joakim Nordstrom also scored goals for Sweden. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 23 shots for the Swedes.

Klingberg, who played on a defense pair with Edler, logged 20:07 of ice time in the game and had five shots on goal. Klingberg has recorded six points (two goals, four assists), 23 shots on goal, and a plus-seven rating in nine games at the tournament. He is averaging 18:48 of ice time per game.

Julius Honka, who was named one of Finland’s three best players at the tournament, led the Finns with 21:27 of ice time in Saturday’s game. He had no points, no shots and a minus-one rating. Honka has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in nine games and is averaging 17:47 of ice time per game.

Canada 4, Russia 2

Canada trailed 2-0 after two periods but scored four unanswered goals in the third to rally for a 4-2 win and advance to Sunday’s gold medal game. Mark Scheifele, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly and Sean Couturier (empty net) scored for the Canadians, who outshot Russia 19-5 over the final 20 minutes of the game. O’Reilly’s goal with 3:02 remaining gave Canada a 3-2 lead and was the game-winner. Calvin Pickard stopped 26 shots in goal for Canada.

Valeri Nichushkin had no points, two shots on goal and a minus-one rating in 11:12 of ice time for Russia. He has no points and nine shots on goal in five games at the tournament and is averaging 11:24 of ice time per game.

Canada will be looking to win its third straight gold medal at the World Championship when it takes on Sweden Sunday.Germany (AP) ” Two-time defending champion Canada and Sweden will contest the final of the ice hockey world championship after winning their semifinals in contrasting style on Saturday.

Canada stunned Russia by coming from two goals down in the third period to win 4-2, while Sweden comfortably beat Finland 4-1.

“I said from the start we need to play our best game in the end and that hasn’t changed,” Sweden captain Joel Lundqvist said of Canada. “We need to be even better tomorrow.”

Nate MacKinnon led the Canadian revival, setting up Mark Scheifele on a power play, then equalizing with his sixth goal of the tournament. Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner in a goalmouth scramble with only 3:02 remaining. Sean Couturier made sure with an empty net goal.

“Suddenly it was a different game,” Russian forward Artemi Panarin said of Scheifele’s first goal for Canada. “We got nervous, and that’s why we lost.”

Goals in the second period from Yevgeni Kuznetsov and Nikita Gusev put the Russians in a commanding position, but Artyom Zub was penalized for slashing at the end of the period, and Canada pounced.

Canada had 19 shots compared to Russia’s five in the final period, taking their game total to 38, though they were grateful, too, to Calvin Pickard for some good stops in the first two periods. The Canadian goaltender made 26 saves altogether.

“Our backs were against the wall going into the third period, and we just regrouped and came out and played our game,” Pickard said.

Russia forward Sergei Andronov bore the brunt of the opening exchanges, resulting in a penalty for Scheifele. Then he was hammered behind his goal by Brayden Schenn.
Francis, in his surprise announcement Sunday to faithful in St. Peter’s Square, said his selection reflects the universal nature of the Catholic Church. In some of the countries, like Laos and Sweden, Catholics are a minority.

John Klingberg’s power-play goal at 4:36 of the second period gave Sweden a 2-1 lead and held up as the game-winner as Sweden defeated Finland, 4-1, to advance to the gold medal game at the 2017 World Championship. Klingberg scored on a snap shot from the high slot just seven seconds into Sweden’s first power play of the game.

Alex Edler, William Nylander, and Joakim Nordstrom also scored goals for Sweden. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 23 shots for the Swedes.

Klingberg, who played on a defense pair with Edler, logged 20:07 of ice time in the game and had five shots on goal. Klingberg has recorded six points (two goals, four assists), 23 shots on goal, and a plus-seven rating in nine games at the tournament. He is averaging 18:48 of ice time per game.

Julius Honka, who was named one of Finland’s three best players at the tournament, led the Finns with 21:27 of ice time in Saturday’s game. He had no points, no shots and a minus-one rating. Honka has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in nine games and is averaging 17:47 of ice time per game.

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