Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Sweden will play for men's hockey Olympic
Erik Karlsson snapped a second-period tie with a power-play goal and Henrik
Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the Swedes to a 2-1 victory over Finland in
Friday's first semifinal.
Loui Eriksson also scored for the Swedes, who will await the winner of
Friday's second semifinal between the United States and Canada in Sunday's
gold medal game.
Sweden previously won Olympic gold in 1994 and 2006. The 2006 title also came
at the expense of Friday's opponent, Finland, which has still never won
Olympic gold and will play for a bronze medal on Saturday.
Olli Jokinen scored for Finland, which was without goaltender Tuukka Rask
because of an illness. Kari Lehtonen got the start for the Finns and turned
aside 23 shots in defeat.
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