Russia (7) vs. Sweden (4)
Russia finished the preliminary round with a perfect record after defeating Sweden 7-4 on Tuesday at the 2019 IIHF World Championship at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog got Sweden on the board with the game's only tally in the first period, but Russia responded with six unanswered goals in the middle frame to earn the win.
Colorado defenseman Nikita Zadorov recorded an assist in the victory and was one of 15 Russian skaters to record at least a point in the contest. Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguinns) and Evgenii Dadonov (Florida Panthers) were the only players on the winning team to register more than one point in the outing, as each had a goal and an assist.