Sweden had lost a tvåmålsledning to the loss against both Russia and Finland, but in the last match the situation was the reverse when the Three Crowns were 0-2 against the Czech republic and then turned around and won.
When Patrik Zdrahal scored 8.21 in the second period it meant that Sweden was facing a tvåmålsunderläge.
Then stepped Emil Larsson.
in Luleå, reduced to 1-2 just a minute after Zdrahal had extended the Czech lead. Five minutes later found Larsson right again when he equalized for the Three Crowns.
a Draw was far into in the last period and an extension was in the air. Then cut Michael Lindqvist twice on a return and got into segerpucken to 3-2 with three minutes left to play.
the Victory was Sweden's first after having lost the first two matches against Russia and Finland.
" I think it was positive. Last tournament (Karjala Cup), we fell through in the second and third match. We did not this time. The first two matches, we had the great chance to win and we would have closed the door there, I think. But in the day we did it, " says the national coach Rikard Grönborg in the C More.
landslagssäsongen tested several new players. In the Channel One Cup, there were four debutants in the squad and another player with the call landslagserfarenhet.
" We play to win, of course, it is important to win. But at the same time, you must live in the process and the process for me is to get these guys in these situations and learn from it, " says Grönborg.
with The win against the Czech republic ended up Sweden third in the tournament. Russia became gruppetta after the 5-0 against Finland, which finished second.
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