Red Wings at the World Championship: Nyquist scores in Swedish OT win over Slovakia

At the World Championship in Denmark, Gustav Nyquist scored a goal, finishing at +1 with 3 shots in 18:01 played during Sweden’s 4-3 OT victory over Slovakia.’s Andy Potts recapped the game:

Sweden dropped its first points at this year’s World Championship after Slovakia battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation. The Tre Kronor finally wrapped up the win in overtime with a power play goal credited to Mika Zibanejad after his pass to Rickard Rakell was deflected into the net by Andrej Sekera.

The Swedes remain undefeated at the top of Group A but endured its toughest test of the competition in this game. Slovakia became the first team to lead against Rikard Gronborg’s defending champion and neutralised his powerful offence by allowing just nine shots on goal in the second and third periods after enduring a torrid start.

Gustav Nyquist, scorer of the second Swedish goal, said: “It was a good test for our team, I thought. We’re up 3-1. I think we were good enough to close this game out, but unfortunately they got two on us. Nice to get the win in overtime at least.”
Here are the game’s highlights:

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