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Josefson scores in Swedes' win over Latvia

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Jacob Josefson extended his point streak to three games as Sweden remained unbeaten at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague with a 8-1 win over Latvia on Monday.

Josefson notched his first goal of the tournament, giving him three points (1g-2a) in as many games. His tally at 9:32 of the third period was set up by Joel Lundqvist and made it a 6-1 contest.

Loui Eriksson recorded a hat trick one day after Filip Forsberg's four-point (3g-1a) showing against Austria on Sunday. Since edging the host Czech Republic in a shootout on Friday, the Swedes have won their last two games by a combined score of 14-2.

Sweden sits atop Group A with eight points and continues the preliminary round against Canada on Wednesday.

Tuomo Ruutu and Finland blanked Norway, 5-0, in Monday's Group B action. Ruutu finished with two shots in 11:23 of ice time.

Finland has won two straight by a combined score of 8-0 since dropping their opener to the United States. The Finns are off until Thursday when they take on Slovenia.

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