Monday's critical matchup was the last game to determine the rankings for the upcoming Quarter-Final round. Canada opened the scoring only 1:08 into the game when James Neal was sprung on a breakaway. Sweden was quick to respond, notching the equalizer only 2:35 later.
The even tally on the scoreboard was appropriate, as the two teams looked poised for extra time. Canada took the lead once more, but were again matched by the pesky Swedes as the game progressed.
The 2-2 scored carried for nearly 22 minutes before Canada's Rick Nash scored with only 7:29 to play in the game. This time, Sweden was unable to manufacture a response with the allotted time on the clock, and Canada escaped with a 3-2 victory in the Quarter-Final preamble.
Canada's Jonathan Bernier made his second start of the tournament, recording 23 saves on 25 Swedish shots. At the other end, Erik Ersberg had an answer for 40 of Canada's 43 attempts in the loss.
was unable to record a point in the game, but Magnus Paajarvi
was able to collect an assist on David Petrasek's power-play goal in the opening period.
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