Defending champion Finland consumed their second defeat out of the first three matches as they lost two Sweden on tiebreaker by 2-1 in the Ice Hockey World Championship 2023 at Nokia Arena in Tampere late Monday night.
Although the Lions dominated over the Swedish players in most of the parts in the tough comparative match, they missed several chances to score resulting end of the normal time of the match 1-1.
Oscar Lindberg scored the first goal and took lead for Sweden at the 38th minute but Juho Lammikko of Finland leveled the score at the 47th minutes.
As both the teams failed to score at the remaining period and later during the extra time, the match went to penalty shootouts.
Ahti Oksanen, Joel Armia scored goals for Finland out of the first five penalty shootouts while Kasperi Kapanen, Mikko Rantanen and Teemu Hartikainen failed to score.
Henrik Tommernes and Lucas Raymond scored for Sweden but Oscar Lindberg, Andre Petersson and Marcus Sorensen missed resulting continuation of the penalty shootouts to get the result of the match.
Lucas Raymond scored again for Sweden but Ahti Oksanen failed for Finland this time and ensured the defeat for the hosts.
Earlier, Finland lost to USA and won against Germany in their previous two matches while Sweden won both the previous games against Germany and Austria.
Finland will face France in their next match on Wednesday.
- Ice Hockey