Five Wild Players Win Bronze Medal at IIHF World Championships

Five Wild Players Win Bronze Medal at IIHF World Championships

Five current Minnesota Wild players secured the Bronze Medal at the 2024 IIHF Men’s World Championships.

In the Bronze Medal game on Sunday, Sweden triumphed over Canada with a 4-2 victory. Despite Canada’s 2-1 lead in the third period, Sweden turned the game around with three consecutive goals.

Marcus Johansson netted his sixth goal of the tournament, sealing the 4-2 win and the Bronze Medal for Sweden. Jonas Brodin contributed with an assist in the game.

Filip Gustavsson made 20 saves out of 22 shots, finishing the tournament with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage across seven games, boasting a 6-1-0 record.

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Joel Eriksson Ek had a standout performance with seven goals and nine points over ten games, tying for second in goals scored in the tournament.

Johansson also excelled, recording six goals and six assists for a total of 12 points in ten games. He led the tournament with a plus-14 rating, being on the ice for one goal against and 15 goals for.

Jesper Wallstedt did not play but was the backup in one game. Brodin finished the tournament with one goal and four points in ten games, achieving a plus-5 rating.

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