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Sweden beats Finland 4-0 to win LG Hockey Games

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STOCKHOLM - Johan Holmqvist stopped 37 shots for his first shutout of the weekend as Sweden beat Finland 4-0 Sunday to win the LG Hockey Games.

Magnus Johansson scored in his 150th game with the national team and Tony Martensson, Linus Omark and Daniel Widing added goals before a crowd of 12,243 at Ericsson Globe Arena.

It was the first tournament win in two years for Sweden.

"It's a great feeling to win all three games," said Sweden coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, who led Sweden to Olympic and world championship titles in 2006. "This is the most important (Euro Hockey Tour) event for us. We really wanted to win on home ice."

Sweden finished with a perfect 3-0 record and nine points atop the standings. Two-time defending Euro Hockey Tour champion Russia, which beat Czech Republic 6-3 earlier, finished second with five points. Finland was third with four.

Johansson one-timed a slapshot from the point to give Sweden a 1-0 lead halfway through the game. Martensson made it 2-0 from a tough angle early in the third period, the puck bouncing off a Finnish defenceman's skate and into the net.

Omark picked up a pass from Holmqvist and scored an empty-netter with two minutes left of the game after Finland pulled its goalie for an extra attacker. Widing roofed a wrist shot into the net 47 seconds later after breaking away all alone.

This was the third leg of the Euro Hockey Tour, which Russia leads overall before the last tournament April 16-19 in the Czech Republic.

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