Jacob Josefson and Sweden suffered their first setback of the 2015 IIHF World Championship with a 6-4 loss to Canada on Wednesday.
Josefson was held off the scoresheet for the first time in the tournament and saw his point streak snapped at three games (1g-2a). He registered one shot in the loss on 8:45 of ice time. Sweden is tied for second place in Group A with eight points, four behind the first-place Canadians, and continue the preliminary round against Germany on Thursday.
Also Thursday, Devils prospect Artur Gavrus and Belarus take on the United States at 10:15 a.m. ET. The Belarusians are tied for second place in Group B with seven points, two behind Team USA. Watch live streaming coverage on stream.nbcsports.com.
Gavrus, the Devils’ sixth-round pick in 2012, has three points in as many games (1g-2a) at the worlds.