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Tjarnqvist Is Golden

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

Wild Olympians Scoring Leaders

 Player

 Team

 GP

 G

 A

 Pts.

 PIM

 Shots

 +/-

 Team Status

 Marian Gaborik

 Slovakia

 6

 3

 4

 7

 4

 19

 6

 Eliminated

 Brian Rolston

   United States

 6

 3

 1

 4

 4

 19

 -1

 Eliminated

 Daniel Tjarnqvist

 Sweden

 8

 2

 1

 3

 4

 11

 3

 Won a gold medal

 Filip Kuba

 Czech Republic

 8

 1

 0

 1

 0

 11

1

 Won a bronze medal

 Mikko Koivu

 Finland

 8

 0

 0

 0

 4

 7

 -1

 Won a silver medal

Wild defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist became the first Wild player to ever win an Olympic gold medal on Sunday, after Sweden handed Finland its first loss of the Olympic Games. Niklas Lidstrom broke a 2-2 tie with a third period goal to send Sweden to the 3-2 victory in the gold medal final.It was the first gold medal for Team Sweden since 1994.

Wild rookie Mikko Koivu and Team Finland earned a silver medal after finishing the tournament with an overall record of 7-1-0.

Tjarnqvist, who posted two shots on goal in the final, finished the tournament with three points on two goals and an assist. Koivu was held without a point on the tournament.

Both players are expected to join their Wild teammates in time for the Wild’s next game on Tuesday night at Colorado.

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