SWEDEN (2) vs. CANADA (1) - SHOOTOUT
Team Canada was looking for a three-peat at the 2017 IIHF World Championship after winning the 2015 and 2016 iterations, but the club wasn't able to pull off the feat as Sweden took the gold medal with a 2-1 victory in the shootout at LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday.
Sweden's last medal came at the 2014 Worlds, where the club won bronze. The last time the nation took home the gold was in 2013 while co-hosting with Finland. Canada's last silver medal came in 2009 in Switzerland.
The tightly-contested match took more than regulation and overtime for a winner to be crowned, as both teams traded chances in a break-neck back-and-forth that saw outstanding goaltending and plenty of scoring opportunities at both ends of the ice.