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Sweden edges Canada to win bronze at Worlds


It may not be the color they had envisioned, but Team Sweden is taking home a medal at the 2024 World Championship.

Sweden beat Canada 4-2 in the bronze-medal game on Sunday, securing a medal for the first time since winning back-to-back golds in 2017-18.

Carl Grundstrom was a catalyst for the Swedes, scoring two goals, including the game-winner.

Sweden opened the scoring in the first period with a rip by Grundstrom. Canada responded with a second-period tally by Dylan Cozens for his tournament-leading ninth goal.

Canada pulled ahead in the third period with a strike from Pierre-Luc Dubois, but the lead was short-lived, as Sweden captain Erik Karlsson countered moments later with a rocket of his own.

Grundstrom then potted the game-winner for Sweden with a long-range drive before Marcus Johansson added an empty-netter for good measure.

It's the first time Canada hasn't medaled at the tournament since finishing fourth in 2018. The Canadians won gold in 2023 and 2021, as well as silver in 2022 and 2019. The 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.

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