Switzerland was 9-0 at the World Championship through Saturday. But Sweden is the World Champion, coming back from an early deficit to win gold on Sunday.
The U.S. coughed up a 2-0 lead in the bronze-medal game, but Alex Galchenyuk scored on back-to-back shootout attempts, one to keep the thing going and the next to win it, and we’re No. 3. John Gibson (36 saves) was strong again.
The United States’ medal history in this tournament in the past 50 years: bronze medals, 1996, 2004, 2013. That is all. (There are just 12 other top-fives in those 50 years.)
Nino Niederreiter, 5-3-8 in those 10 games, finished tied for 11th in the tournament.