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Sabres at Worlds | Olofsson nets winner for Sweden

Recapping Sunday's action at the World Championship

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

Victor Olofsson scored the winning goal in Sweden's 3-1 victory over Slovakia at the IIHF World Championship in Latvia on Sunday. 

The victory propelled Sweden into fourth place in the Group A standings with one game remaining in group play. The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinal round. 

Here's your daily Sabres update from the tournament. 


Sunday's results

Sweden 3 - Slovakia 1

Olofsson's power-play goal broke a 1-1 tie with 8:22 remaining in the third period. Watch it in the tweet below. 

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: Victor Olofsson with big powerplay snipe.🔥@trekronorse takes the lead.🇸🇪 #SWESVK #IIHFWorlds

Olofsson has two goals and one assist in six games. 


Finland 3 - Latvia 2 (OT) 

Arttu Ruotsalainen tallied three shots in 16:52 for Finland, which earned the win on Anton Lundell's goal in overtime. Finland leads the Group B standings with 15 points.


Monday's schedule

USA (Tage Thompson) vs. Germany (J-J Peterka, Tobias Rieder) - 9:15 a.m. on NHL Network
Russia vs. Sweden (Olofsson) - 1:15 p.m. on NHL Network

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