Elias Lindholm was the lone Flame in action on Monday at the World Hockey Championship.
SWEDEN 5, LATVIA 4
Lindholm had one assist, three shots and 20:14 of ice time in Sweden's 5-4 win over Latvia.
The Latvians - who needed a regulation win to stay alive and earn a berth in the quarterfinals - rallied from two separate third-period deficits to pull even. Then, with the goalie pulled late in a 4-4 game, Dennis Rasmussen scored into the empty net to propel Tre Kronor to victory.
Adrian Kempe was named Sweden's Player of the Game with one goal and one assist in 11:59 of ice time.
Roberts Bukarts, meanwhile, led the way for Latvia with hat trick.
Lindholm (1-5-6 in 6 games) and the Swedes are back in action on Tuesday as they close out the round robin against Russia.
FIRST PERIOD SCORING
SWEDEN - Elias Pettersson, assisted by Gabriel Landeskog and Elias Lindholm - 10:15
SECOND PERIOD SCORING
LATVIA - Roberts Bukarts, assisted by Rihards Bukarts and Ralfs Freibergs - 9:35
SWEDEN - Adrian Kempe, assisted by William Nylander and John Klingberg - 13:38
THIRD PERIOD SCORING
LATVIA - Roberts Bukarts (unassisted) - 1:11
LATVIA - Janis Jaks, assisted by Rihards Bukarts and Lauris Darzins - 3:42
SWEDEN - Anton Lander, assisted by Adrian Kempe - 9:00
SWEDEN - Patric Hornqvist, assisted by Mattias Ekholm and William Nylander - 10:09
LATVIA - Roberts Bukarts, assisted by Miks Indrasis and Kristaps Sotnieks - 16:36
SWEDEN - Dennis Rasmussen (EN - unassisted) - 19:26