Niagara Gazette

May 19, 2013

Sabres Dose: Enroth honored as Sweden wins world hockey title

The Associated Press
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — STOCKHOLM — Sweden became the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday for its ninth title.

Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth was named the Best Goalie of the tournament, turning aside 26 shots in the championship game.

Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years.

Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks scored twice for Sweden, while Simon Hjalmarrson, Philadelphia's Erik Gustafsson and Dallas' Loui Eriksson also scored for the winners. Roman Josi had the lone goal for Switzerland.

In the third-place game, the United States beat Finland 3-2 in a shootout for its first medal in nine years.

The young Swiss team came out aggressively, opening the scoring in the fifth minute after Josi skated in from the blue line and backhanded the puck past Enroth.

But Sweden took over from there, scoring twice in the first period and using the edge to dominate the game.