Sweden holds off Finland to win 2-1 in World Junior Hockey action

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Finland's Otto Latvala (21) and Sweden's Jacob Olofsson (18) battle for the puck. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

Defenceman Erik Brannstrom(12) scored twice as Sweden toppled Finland 2-1 in Group B round-robin action. Brannstrom opened the scoring in the first period and secured the victory with by stepping into a one-timer at the top of the circle on a 5-on-3 power play 3:55 into the second.

Team Finland fans show their pride. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Finland fans show their pride. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Team Sweden fans show their pride. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Finland’s Otto Latvala (21) and Sweden’s Jacob Olofsson (18) battle for the puck. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Finland’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen takes a puck to the chest. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Finland's Ukko-Pekka Luukkonenwatches a Erik Brannstrom's second goal of the night goals in. Photo by Gord RufhISN Rufh ISN
Finland’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen watches as Erik Brannstrom’s second goal of the night goals in. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Sweden’s Samuel Ersson (30) watches as the puck crosses in front of him. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Another amazing saves made by Sweden’s Samuel Ersson (30) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
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Aarne Talvittie (25) of Finland scores on one knee and beats Ersson to make it 2-1 Sweden late in the third. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Finland celebrate Aarne Talvittie's goal. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Finland celebrate Aarne Talvittie’s goal. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

_8503588 _8503438 _8503398 _8503336 _8503670 _8503819Samuel Ersson made 29 saves for Sweden (1-0-0) in his tournament debut.

Ukko-Pekka Lukkonen kept Finland (0-1-0) in it with 28 stops. Aarne Talvittie made it close with a power-play goal with 3:34 to play in the third.

Team Sweden celebrate their 2-1 victory over Finland at the 2019 WJC. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Sweden celebrate their 2-1 victory over Finland at the 2019 WJC. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

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