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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - MAY 21

Chad Johnson and Canada were edged by Sweden in the final

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

Chad Johnson and Canada were edged by Sweden in the 2017 IIHF World Championship final match-up, capturing silver after falling 2-1 in a shootout on Sunday.

Johnson, who had a 3-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and a .917 save percentage in the preliminary round, backed up Calvin Pickard in the final. Pickard was credited with 40 saves against Sweden.

Sweden's Victor Hedman and Canada's Ryan O'Reilly scored in regulation. In the shootout, Sweden received goals from Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped all four Canadian shooters.

Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau also participated in this year's tournament, representing the USA. The Americans fell to Finland in the quarter-finals and Gaudreau ended the tournament with six goals and 11 points in eight games.

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