Team Sweden continued it's impressive play at the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, capping off the tournament with a 5-1 victory over the Swiss. Loui Eriksson, who has been playing on a line with Vancouver's Sedin twins, has been racking up the points for the Swedes, adding another goal in the gold medal game on Sunday.
Sweden became the first team in 27 years to win the gold medal on home ice in this tournament.
You can read more about their victory at [USA Today]'s site.
Stars prospect Matej Stransky also had a big day at the Memorial Cup tournament, where his Saskatoon Blades (with guest coach Glen Gulutzan), upset the heavily favored Halifax Mooseheads.
Stransky, a player we should see playing down in Austin next season, netted two goals for the hometown Blades in what ended up being a 5-2 victory over MacKinnon and Drouin's Mooseheads. [Winnipeg Free Press]
There seems to be some controversy surrounding next season's IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, with many calling for a boycott, due to human rights violations in Belarus. The games are scheduled to take place in Minsk. [Charter97.org]
The Ottawa Senators are bent on making their second round matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins into a series, winning game three in dramatic fashion. They pushed the game into a second overtime period before Colin Greening snuck a puck past Tomas Vokoun in front of an amped up Ottawa crowd. [TSN]
The Dallas Stars are now only two Boston Bruins wins away from an extra first round draft pick, after the black and gold dominated the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins managed to put five pucks behind Henrik Lundqvist, proving that he is human afterall, and susceptible to bad games like everyone else. [Boston.com]
Puck Daddy has a bit more on Jonathan Quick's game misconduct that I touched on yesterday, including a video of what went down between him and the officials. [Puck Daddy]
NHL.com has a really cool video montage of various players mic'd up so far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This video is rated G, and I'm sure the cutting room floor would be much much more colorful. Ain't I right, Brian Bellows? [NHL.com]
Today's video of the day is a quick little recap of Sweden's gold medal victory, including Loui's goal, a midst a flurry of offense in the third period. Any chance the new Stars uniforms can borrow those fancy gold helmets the players were given at the end? That's...... fancy...
Switzerland - Sweden 1-5 (via icehockey)