Henrik Lundqvist and Sweden defeated Canada 2-1 in a shootout to win the Gold Medal at the World Hockey Championships.
Lundqvist stopped 42 of 43 shots during regulation and OT including 20 of 21 in the third period and OT.
He also stopped all four shots he faced in the shootout and was named the Player of the Game.
In the shootout:
- Sweden: William Nylander STOPPED
- Canada: Nathan MacKinnon STOPPED
- Sweden: Nicklas Backstrom SCORES
- Canada: Brayden Point STOPPED
- Sweden: Oliver Ekman-Larsson SCORES
- Canada: Ryan O'Reilly MISSED
- Gabriel Landeskog MISSED
- Mitch Marner MISSED
Oscar Lindberg had 2 shots in the game and played 24:45 (7:48, 4:09, 5:02, 7:46)
This is Lundqvist's first Gold Medal at the World Championships, his brother Joel has won his third Gold Medal.
KING LUNDQVIST AND SWEDEN ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/pREXoIxNaw- Aivis Kalniņš (@A_Kalnins) May 21, 2017
During the celebration Lundqvist shared a long hug with former teammate Anton Stralman.
Adam Rotter: Henrik was outstanding in this game for Sweden and very much deserved the Gold Medal for his performance today. While I think he might trade this Gold for the opportunity to still be playing with the Rangers, for a shot at the Stanley Cup, it's a nice end to his up and down season.
NYLANDER FROM THE TOP RUNG pic.twitter.com/oN6sQKEk8W- The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) May 21, 2017