Sweden Beats Kazakhstan To Keep Perfect Record At Hockey Worlds, Austria Upsets Finland


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Sweden kept a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship by beating Kazakstan 31 on Thursday.

PRAGUE: Sweden kept a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship by beating Kazakstan 3-1 on Thursday.

Linus Johansson, Marcus Johansson Fabian Zetterlund scored as the Swedes earned a fourth victory to top Group B in Ostrava.

Adil Beketayev scored for Kazakhstan.

In Group A in Prague, Austria stunned Finland 3-2 for its first victory at the tournament and first over Finland at the worlds. Benjamin Baumgartner scored the winner with one second left to complete a rally from two goals down.

Oliver Kapanen scored his tournament-leading sixth goal and Saku Maenalanen also netted to give Finland a 2-0 lead.

Mario Huber started the rally and Thimo Nickl tied it midway through the final period for Austria, which took Canada to overtime in its last game before losing 7-6.

Later Thursday, Canada was also looking for a fourth win when it played Norway in Group A and the United States played France in Group B.

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