Sweden lost 3-4 to the Czech Republic in the Globen arena Thursday night.
Never before had more NHL players returned to Tre Kronor and the World Championships. But despite 16 NHL players added to the team the World Championship ended for Sweden in the quarter final. It was the worst results ever for a home game.
This was the first time in 12 years Sweden lost a quarter final in the World Campionships.
Tre Kronor caught up from 1-3 to 3-3, but lost in the final 29 seconds of the game, when Milan Michalek stole the puck from Niklas Kronwall and scored.