United States 0, Sweden 1

DANSK SPECTACULAR AS SWEDES SHOCK U.S. ON LAST-SECOND GOAL

LANGLEY, B.C. – Oscar Dansk made 44 saves for the shutout in a goaltending performance for the ages and Ludvig Nilsson scored the game's only goal with just six seconds to go as Sweden knocked off the United States 1-0 in the Group A opener at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge on Monday night.

Dansk made 14 saves in the first period, 18 in the second and 12 more in the third to help the Swedes to their first win over the three-time defending gold medallists and just their second win ever at the tournament – they beat Russia 5-4 in last year's fifth-place game.

The shutout was the second of the day at the World Junior A Challenge, following Canada East goaltender Adrian Ignagni's clean sheet against the Czech Republic. In the first five years of the tournament – a span of 65 games – not a single shutout was recorded.

Dansk kept the Swedes in the game long enough for Nilsson to sneak a shot past U.S. netminder Zane Gothberg, who made 23 saves of his own in a losing cause.

Nilsson stepped over the blue line and snapped a shot off the shoulder of Gothberg, who turned and watched helplessly and the puck rolled across the goal line with the seconds ticking away.

The game was the first 1-0 game in tournament history.

The Swedes will look to build on the upset win when they take on Canada West on Tuesday night (7:30 p.m. PT), while the U.S. will try to rebound against the Canadians on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. PT).

Game Information
Game Number 02 Round Preliminary
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2012 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
United States (USA) 0 0 0 0
Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   None

Penalties: 
02:27 SWE 8 Tommy Stenqvist (Hooking) 
05:08 SWE 9 Hampus Lindholm (Hooking) 
06:50 USA 23 Riley Bourbonnais (Roughing) 
10:31 SWE   (Too Many Men) 
13:25 USA 15 Sean Kuraly (Roughing) 
16:48 USA 24 Ethan Prow (Tripping) 
17:31 SWE 3 Ludwig Bystrom (Holding)

Second Period

Goals: 
   None

Penalties: 
01:18 USA 15 Sean Kuraly (Roughing) 
16:24 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersson (High Sticking)

Third Period

Goals: 
   19:54 SWE 15 Ludvig Nilsson  

Penalties: 
06:04 SWE 12 Jesper Fröden (Hooking) 
08:44 USA 20 Ian McCoshen (Interference) 
11:04 SWE 18 Victor Gustavsson (Inter. on Goaltender) 
14:28 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (Interference)


Goaltenders
United States 1 Zane Gothberg On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:55
Sweden 1 Oscar Dansk On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
United States 14 18 12 44
Sweden 7 7 10 24

Player of the Game
United States 1 Oscar Dansk
Sweden 12 Vince Hinostroza
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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