World Championship notes: Loui Eriksson takes home gold as Sweden tops Switzerland, 5-1

Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson took home a gold medal from the World Championship Sunday as Sweden defeated Switzerland, 5-1, in the championship game in Stockholm.

Eriksson had one goal in Sunday’s game, scoring when a Henrik Sedin shot went off his skate in the third period to give Sweden a 4-1 lead.

Switzerland, which came into the championship tilt undefeated in nine games, jumped out to an early lead on a Roman Josi goal 4:45 into the first period. But the Swedes scored twice in less than three minutes later in the first to take the lead and never looked back.

It was Sweden’s ninth gold medal at the World Championship and first since 2006. Switzerland picked up a medal at the tournament for the first time since 1953.

Eriksson finished the tournament with 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games, leading Sweden in both goals and points. He ranked eighth among all players in points at the tournament and seventh in goals.

USA takes bronze in shootout

Team USA took the bronze medal at the World Championship, defeating Finland, 3-2, in a shootout. Alex Galchenyuk scored twice in the shootout for the USA and goaltender John Gibson had 36 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of four in the shootout.  The medal was the first for the USA since 2004, when it also won bronze.

Tournament awards

MVP: Roman Josi, Switzerland

Best Goalkeeper: Jhonas Enroth, Sweden
Best Defenseman: Roman Josi, Switzerland
Best Forward: Petri Kontiola, Finland

Tournament All-Star Team
Goaltender: Jhonas Enroth, Sweden
Defenseman: Roman Josi, Switzerland
Defenseman: Julien Vauclair, Switzerland
Forward: Petri Kontiola, Finland
Forward: Paul Stastny, USA
Forward: Henrik Sedin, Sweden

Sunday’s medal games

Bronze: USA 3, Finland 2 (SO)
Gold: Sweden 5, Switzerland 1

Statistics

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 10 5 5 10 0 +4 19 19:39
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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