TAMPERE (Finland) — Sweden won a penalty shootout to beat host Finland 3-2 Wednesday in the fourth consecutive victory at the ice hockey championship.
A forward for the With six goals and eleven points in the NHL, he was the best player in the shootout that lifted Sweden to the top in Group B in Tampere. He scored 11 points. Finland is one point behind in second.
Afterdefenseman The Swedes took a 1-0 lead during the opening period. A pair of ex-NHL veterans led the Finns to a 2-1 victory after the second.
A former Sweden forced overtime at 6:38 in the final quarter.
Helsinki, Group AHe scored a goal with just a few seconds left and also assisted in the win for Switzerland over Slovakia, 5-3. With 12 points, the Swiss are at the top of their group after four wins in four games.
Canada is currently second in the NHL with nine points and a game in hand.
Hugo Gallet scored 1;04 into overtime to give France victory over Italy in a 2-1 comeback win. It was France's second win of the tournament.
Norway won its second victory in Group B against Austria with a 5-3 win.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.