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Silver lining for Rundblad, Silfverberg at worlds

by Rob Brodie / Ottawa Senators
A golden finish eluded David Rundblad and Jakob Silfverberg at the world hockey championship.


The Ottawa Senators prospects and their Sweden teammates were overwhelmed by Finland in the third period today, dropping a 6-1 decision in the gold-medal game at the 2011 IIHF worlds. The Finns erupted for five goals in the final 20 minutes at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, en route to their first global title since 1995.

Magnus Paajarvi of the Edmonton Oilers opened the game's scoring in the second period, but it would be the only lead of the game for the Swedes. Jarkko Immonen squared matters for the Finns before the period ended, then Petteri Nokelainen and Niko Kapanen scored 46 seconds apart early the third to take charge against the Tre Kronor.

Rundblad and Silfverberg combined for five shots in the game but didn't record a point.

In the bronze-medal game, the Czech Republic rolled past Russia 7-4. Senators forward Milan Michalek recorded a shot and no points in the game for the victorious Czechs, who entered the tournament as defending champs.

Attack denies Majors in OHL championship series

For the first time ever, the Owen Sound Attack are the kings of the Ontario Hockey League.

An overtime goal by Jarrod Maidens allowed the Attack to edge the Mississauga St. Majors 3-2 in the seventh and deciding game of the OHL's championship series, played before 5,517 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga today.

Both teams advance to the Memorial Cup, which begins Friday at the Hershey Centre with the host Majors facing off against the Saint John Sea Dogs, who secured their first Quebec Major Hockey League title by edging the Gatineau Olympiques 3-2 in overtime on Sunday night. The Sea Dogs took the QMJHL final 4-2.

The fourth team in the tournament will be the Kootenay Ice, who wrapped up the Western Hockey League title with a 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night. The Ice took the best-of-seven series in six games.


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