Lindahl's match-fitness had been doubted ahead of this tournament due to benchwarming at Chelsea for the majority of the season. But the year-old's quality penalty save proved the importance of her cap experience for Sweden.
Germany Not surprisingly, Russia is the heavy favorite to go all the way and win its sixth gold medal in the World Championship and its first since The Russians steamrolled through the competition in the group stage, showing little restraint for Group B's weaker teams.
Instead, the U. The biggest mismatch on paper might belong to the Czech Republic's matchup with Germany.
Jakub Voracek three goals, 12 assists and Michael Frolik seven goals, seven assists are third and fourth in points and have powered a Czech attack that has registered a tournament-best The Czech Republic laid down a marker when it opened the group stage with a win over Sweden.
Canada is looking for its 27th gold in the World Championship, which would tie the current mark set by the combined total of Russia and the Soviet Union. Team Canada more than met expectations in the group stage, rebounding nicely after a defeat to Finland to open the tournament.
The squad also delivered the most thrilling conclusion as Mark Stone scored the winning goal against Slovakia with one second left in regulation. Switzerland will be a tricky opponent in the quarterfinals.
Although the Swiss only scored 27 goals, they boasted a stingy defense 14 goals allowed on shots. Granted, Switzerland surrendered eight combined goals to Russia and the Czech Republic, so the defense could once again fall apart against a difficult foe.