LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sweden coach Roger Ronnberg said it wasn't a perfect game, but he'll leave this year's USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp on a positive note after a 5-2 win against Finland at Herb Brooks Arena on Friday.
Sweden went 3-1 in its four games, capped by Friday's win.
"I think we actually looked a little bit tired after a long tournament," Ronnberg told NHL.com. "It was a good game, but not the best. It's still OK, but we know we can play better, especially in the power play. We have to be more effective there."
Sweden went 2-for-8 on the power play, but one came on a five-on-three advantage.
"He has been all over me that he should be on the power play and now he showed me why," Ronnberg said.
Ronnberg also was happy with the play of Victor Rask, who had a goal and an assist in the win.
"I think he has been one of the most consistent players in our team," Ronnberg said. "He's really strong on the puck and he's a really reliable two-way player for us."
Rask, a 2011 second-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, is one of six players who came to this year's camp with the experience of having won the 2012 World Junior Championship.
"I know what it takes to win the world championship," he told NHL.com. "I'm just trying to help the other guys coming into the team."
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