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Sweden loses 3-4 to Czech Republic

Over for Tre Kronor in hockey World Championships

Published fredag 18 maj 2012 kl 09.50
Tre Kronor lost in the quarter final. Photo: Niklas Larsson/Scanpix

It looked like things were about to turn. Instead, the ice hockey World Championship ended in bitter disappointment for Sweden's Tre Kronor. A goal made by the Czech Republic's Milan Michalek shot Tre Kronor out of the World Championship with just 29 seconds of the quarter final to go.

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.

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