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Canucks Report: Golden

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Henrik Sedin scored twice and added an assist leading Team Sweden to a IIHF World Championships gold medal after knocking off Switzerland 5-1 in the gold medal game on Sunday.

After the teams traded goals in the early stages of the first period, Henrik gave Sweden their first lead of the game with an unassisted power-play tally at the midway point of the frame.

The teams combined for 17 shots on goal in the middle stanza, but neither team could capitalize on their chances in the scoreless period.

After the Swedes made it 3-1 less than eight minutes into the third period, Henrik found Loui Eriksson, who then found the back of the net to give Sweden a commanding 4-1 lead with just over four minutes to play. Fifty-nine seconds later, Henrik added a short-handed empty-netter to make it 5-1.

Henrik finished the tournament with nine points (4-5-9) in just four games, while Daniel posted six points (1-5-6) also in four games.

This is the second gold medal the Sedins have won for Sweden in international play, the first coming in the 2006 Olympics in Torino. They both previously won bronze medals at the World Championships in 1999 and 2001.

For Alex Edler, who was suspended for the final two games of the tournament, this marks his first gold medal on the world stage.

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