Mats Zuccarello and Team Europe have defeated Henrik Lundqvist and Team Sweden in the World Cup semi-final to advance to the best of three Final against Canada.
Zuccarello had the primary assist on the game winning goal by Tomas Tatar, had one shot on goal, one shot blocked and one shot that missed the net in 19:44.
He had 1 giveaway, 3 blocked shots, played 17:42 at even strength, 2:02 on the PP, 6:42 in the first, 5:48 in the second, 6:32 in the third and 42 seconds in OT.
Lundqvist stopped 28 of 31 shots in the loss for Sweden.
Adam Rotter: As much as I always root for Henrik Lundqvist to win, I don't hate the fact that he doesn't need to play at least two, possibly three, high intensity games against Canada BEFORE the regular season even starts. It will be nice for him to be back in New York over the next few days, probably join the team on the ice later in the week and begin his journey for this season.
As for Zuccarello, it's nice seeing him play well in a pretty big role for Europe. Hopefully he will easily transition his strong play from the World Cup to the regular season.