Sweden Jolts US Juniors 1-0

Following a thrilling win against Canada in game 1 of the U20 World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland, the US dropped their second game this morning to Sweden 1-0. The Swedish goaltender, Linus Soderstrom, turned back 46 shots from Team USA for the win. After 12 straight losses to the Americans over a 20 year span at the World Juniors, the Swedes caught the yanks napping with their only goal at 2:41 into the second period on a break-away, top shelf shot from Alex Nylader.

The US controlled play but could not beat Soderstrom, despite 6 power play opportunities.

Next up for the Team USA (1-1) are the Swiss (0-2) on Wednesday.

1 comment:

Dunker said...

I love watching the U20 World Juniors. Unfortunately with the games being in Finland, starting times are very early in the USA. Also, it's a lot more fun when a DU player or two is in the tourney.