2018 WJC • Game 31 • Gold: SWE-CAN • Jan. 5, 8PM ET

Gameday info for the gold medal game.
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  1. Woodhouse

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    Gold Medal: [​IMG] Sweden vs. [​IMG] Canada
    Jan. 5 • 20:00 ET • 02:00 CET
    Key Bank Center — Buffalo, NY
    TV: NHLN, RDS, SVT, TSN 1/4


    [​IMG] Sweden
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    17 Fredrik Karlstrom - 24 Lias Andersson - 19 Alexander Nylander
    21 Jesper Boqvist - 16 Linus Lindstrom - 14 Elias Pettersson
    8 Tim Soderlund - 20 Isac Lundestrom - 29 Oskar Steen
    22 Axel Jonsson Fjallby - 10 Marcus Davidsson - 12 Glenn Gustafsson
    28 Fabian Zetterlund

    27 Jacob Moverare - 7 Timothy Liljegren
    26 Erik Brannstrom - 8 Rasmus Dahlin
    23 Jesper Sellgren - 5 Gustav Lindstrom
    6 Linus Hogberg

    30 Filip Gustavsson
    1 Filip Larsson
    35 Olle Eriksson Ek


    [​IMG] Canada
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    9 Dillon Dube - 23 Sam Steel - 25 Jordan Kyrou
    12 Boris Katchouk - 27 Robert Thomas - 16 Taylor Raddysh
    14 Maxim Comtois - 21 Brett Howden - 24 Alex Formenton
    11 Jonah Gadjovich - 20 Michael McLeod - 19 Drake Batherson
    17 Tyler Steenbergen

    28 Victor Mete - 3 Connor Timmins
    10 Kale Clague - 8 Dante Fabbro
    2 Jake Bean - 7 Cale Makar
    6 Cal Foote

    31 Carter Hart
    1 Colton Point
     
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    Looking forward to it! Should be the best game in the tournament if both teams decide to play the speed game they’re capable of. Back and forth hockey, yes please!
     
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    Hope Sweden kicks the **** out of Canada. Go Sweden.
     
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    If Sweden minimize mistakes in thier own end they got a chance.
     
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    Canada will win gold. It's a real shame we can't get gold again in the Olympics with our NHLers there
     
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    As a Canucks fan I'm hoping for a Canada win but a great performance from Elias Pettersson.
     
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    No disrespect to Sweeden who beat my US but I think Canada takes it.
     
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    It's Sweden, not Sweeden. :)
     
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    It's Sverige, not Sweden. ;)
     
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    My head says Canada, but my heart says Sweden.
     
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    Should be a good match-up between the clear two best teams in the tournament. I had zero expectations of Canada getting here but they have come together as a team to do enough to win.

    I think Sweden has more high end talent but this Canadian team has been very good all around.

    I will predict a very good game from Hart to steal Canada the win in a tight 3-1 win for Canada.
     
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    Canada's depth, workmanlike style and balanced overall game wears the Swedes down in a 4-2 Canada victory.

    Gold - Canada
    Silver - Sweden
    Bronze - Czech Republic
     
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    Not really sure what to expect. Wouldn't be surprised to see another Gold Medal OT Game coming up.
     
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    Not that it helps the odds but Canada is long overdue here.
     
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    Although it SHOULD be Svea Rike. Not that damn danish spelling...
     
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    Hope Makar plays more than 11 minutes.
     
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    I'll guess 3-2 for Canada. My confidence that Canada wins in general is 7/10, mainly due to style of play. Sweden's top end talent is better, Canada's depth is better. Critical thing will be if the Canadian forwards put consistent pressure on Sweden.
     
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    Let's go Svärje! Our neighbourhood country will take this for sure. Cheers to the friendship between Finska & Svenska.
     
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    Canada will win Gold. Their overall depth is better than Sweden. Hoping to see a very large number of Canadians in Buffalo tomorrow.
     
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    Sweden has better high end talent this year (arguably MUCH better), but Canada has strong depth and chemistry. Could go either way, and will hopefully be a fast paced, exciting game. Go Canada go!
     
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    If we win tomorrow I admit it will be a bitter sweet one since we didn't get our chance at redemption against the US and will have to carry on a three game losing streak to them into next year.

    That being said, it will be much less bitter than sweet. ;)
     
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    I think Sweden's got this.
     
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    Im surprised that the swedes could handle the US, so I wont be counting em out in this years finals, since I think that Canada and the US plays a similar game. Sweden has always had a hard time playing vs NA teams and their high pressure/nastiness, but yesterday they prevailed, and thats unusual - hence, Im more optimistic now than I usualy am when Sweden's facing Canada.

    Like others been saying, if Sweden can stay out of the penalty box, at least more than in the semis, they have a chance.
     
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    Dahlin has not been more than 4/5 so far. He needs to be 5/5 for Sweden to have a chance.
     
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    Me too
    What tournament for him being just that 7th defender :amazed:
     
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