World Championship notes: Eriksson scores on power play, tallies in shootout as Sweden knocks out Canada

Loui Eriksson scored in regulation and then scored in the shootout as Sweden defeated Canada, 3-2 in the quarterfinals at the World Championship on Thursday.

Eriksson scored on the power play in the third period to give Sweden a 2-1 lead when a Nicklas Danielsson shot from the point deflected off his skate and into the net.

After Canada’s Claude Giroux scored to tie the game a short time later, the contest stay tied through the rest of regulation and a ten minute overtime.

Eriksson, who shot first for Sweden in the shootout, slipped the puck between Team Canada goalie Mike Smith’s legs with a forehand shot.

Fredrik Pettersson scored the shootout winner for the Swedes, beating Smith with a slap shot.

Eriksson played on a line with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in the game, playing 24:31.

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas had an assist in the game for Canada. His shot from the point with Canada on the power play was tipped into the net by Steven Stamkos, giving the Canadians a 1-0 lead 45 seconds into the second period.

Robidas, who played primarily with Dan Hamhuis, logged 25:28 of ice time and had two shots on goal.

Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon, who saw limited playing time, had no points in the game. Dillon was paired primarily with Justin Schultz, logged 4:54 in the game, had two shots on goal and was a plus-one.

The loss eliminated Canada from the tournament. Sweden will play Finland in one of Saturday’s semifinal games. The USA will play Switzerland in the other semifinal game Saturday. The USA defeated Russia, 8-3, on Thursday and the Swiss edged Czech Republic, 2-1.

Thursday’s quarterfinal results

USA 8, Russia 3
Switzerland 2, Czech Republic 1
Finland 4, Slovakia 3
Sweden 3, Canada 2 (SO)
Saturday’s semifinal games

Finland vs. Sweden, 8:00 a.m.
USA vs. Switzerland, 12:00 p.m.


Here are the statistics for the Dallas Stars players taking part in the World Championship.

Player Pos Team GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG ATOI
Loui Eriksson F Sweden 8 2 4 6 0 +3 10 19:10
Antoine Roussel F France 7 2 1 3 10 0 14 15:11
Stephane Robidas D Canada 8 0 3 3 6 +2 8 21:25
Philip Larsen D Denmark 6 1 1 2 4 -1 17 24:40
Brenden Dillon D Canada 8 1 0 1 0 +3 10 14:54

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