Saturday Recap: Florida Panthers at the IIHF World Championship, Semifinals

Jacob Markstrom and Sweden advance to the gold medal game tomorrow against Switzerland while Nick Bjugstad and the USA will face Finland for the bronze.

Florida Panthers


Jacob Markstrom

watched from the bench as

Jhonas Enroth

made 30 saves to lead Sweden to a 3-0 victory over Finland today at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. The win moves Sweden into tomorrow's gold medal game versus Switzerland at 2:30 pm EST.

Loui Eriksson

scored two power-play goals for the Swedes.



Henrik Sedin

assisted on both of the Eriksson goals. Henrik Sedin scored the final goal into an empty net to seal the win. Antti Raanta made 29 stops for Finland. The Finns will play for the bronze medal in the early game tomorrow.

Nick Bjugstad

had a tough outing in the USA's 3-0 loss to Switzerland. The Panthers center took one shot on goal, went 2/4 on draws and finished with a -2 rating while logging 9:01 minutes of ice time.

Nino Niederreiter

scored the game-winner in the second period and set up Reto Suri's empty net clincher.

Reto Berra

made 29 stops to post the shutout while

John Gibson

took the loss for the Americans. The USA will face Finland for the bronze medal tomorrow at 10 am EST.