Swedes take 5th place
by Andrew Podnieks|12 JAN 2019
Sweden rallied to win the 5th-6th place game, 2-1, over Switzerland.
photo: Robert Hradil / HHOF-IIHF Images
Sweden rallied emotionally after a draining loss to Finland two days ago in the quarter-finals, coming back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Switzerland, 2-1, and claim 5th place at the WW18. 

The score was kept close thanks to, once again, fine goaltending from Saskia Maurer. Sweden held a 31-12 edge in shots, including 14-2 in the first period.

Emma Ingold scored the lone Swiss goal just 2:18 into the game, but Lina Ljungblom tied it just 38 seconds later. Sweden dominated the rest of the period but could not get another puck past Maurer.

Lova Blom scored the second Swedish goal at 5:25 of the second on a power play after Janine Hauser had been signalled for a high-sticking penalty.

The Swiss had two power plays near the end of the period but didn't generate many fine scoring chances, and they had the lone advantage in the third, again to no avail. As a reuslt, they finish 6th, their best showing ever at the WW18.
Sweden vs. Switzerland (2019 IIHF WW18)