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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Sweden and Finland will square off for the gold medal at the world hockey championship. Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen. Catch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, Sunday beginning at 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Patrik Berglund of the St. Louis Blues scored twice to lead Sweden to a 5-2 semifinal win Friday over the defending-champion Czech Republic. Finland booked its ticket to the final with a 3-0 victory over Russia. "We have to play our game and make sure were ready to go mentally and physically," Finnish captain Mikko Koivu said of facing the Swedes. "Its a huge challenge for us." Russia will play the Czechs for the bronze medal Sunday in a replay of last years final (TSN and TSN Mobile TV, 9:45am et/6:45am pt). Finlands Mikael Granlund lifted the puck on his stick behind the goal and carried it around the net to surprise goalie Konstantin Barulin and the spectators in Bratislavas Orange Arena 5:13 into the second period. "Sometimes I practised that when I was young," the 19-year-old Granlund said. "When I was young and I played in juniors, I tried it a couple of times and it went in, and now I tried it again and it went in. Its nice." Jani Lajunen made it 2-0 in the third before Jarkko Immonen cemented the win with a power-play goal. "Theyre probably our biggest rivals historically, " Swedish captain Rickard Wallin said of Finland. Finnish goalie Petri Vehanen stopped 30 shots for the shutout. "We had several good chances when we were 1-0 down, but the puck didnt go into the net," Russian coach Vyacheslav Bykov said. "The Finnish team was better." Sweden will be seeking its first title since 2006; it finished third last year. Sweden rallied from a one-goal deficit on two second-period goals from Berglund to avenge a semifinal loss to the Czechs in a shootout at last years event. Berglund has a tournament-high eight goals. Milan Michalek set up the opening goal for Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils, who beat goalie Viktor Fasth just 46 seconds into the second period. Berglund tied it with a slapshot on a power play. Mikael Backlund put the Swedes ahead with a wrist shot from the right circle. "When they scored the first goal quickly it seemed we could lose and we started to press forward," Wallin said. "We had over 20 shots in the second, that was maybe our best period in the tournament." The Swedes outshot the Czechs 26-10 in that period and 48-37 overall. "In the third we just battled hard as a team," Wallin said. Czech goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped a penalty shot by Loui Eriksson in the second. Jimmie Ericsson and Jakob Silfverberg both scored in the third before Elias reduced the lead with his second. Berglund added an empty-net goal to complete the victory. "It was our game from the beginning," Sweden coach Par Marts said. "We had more scoring chances than the Czechs and we won in style." It was the first loss for the Czechs at the tournament. Sweden lost to Norway and Canada before it reached the playoffs. "The third period was decisive," said Elias, who has six goals in the tournament. "We went all on attack and failed in defence. "They have a young team and if you give them seven, eight chances, you have to pay for that." Air Max 95 Schuhe Herren. Salvador Perez also hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who won their sixth straight against the White Sox. Chicago hit three home runs: Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run shot and Dewayne Wise and A. Nike Air Max 2013 Schuhe Herren Weiß. -- After a prolonged absence, Sacramento Kings fans did a long version of The Wave on Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena. http://www.maxairde.eu/. Chantelle Eberle and Dean Hicke of Regina led Canada to a 9-3 win over Slovakia while also cruising by Turkey 8-3. "I think they play well for only having curled for a few years," said Eberle. Nike Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen Weiß. Howard has held top-seeded Chicago to only one goal in two straight games, lifting seventh-seeded Detroit to a 2-1 series lead. Nike Air Max 95 Schuhe Damen. According to capgeek.com, the deal is worth $625,000 at the NHL level, and $105,000 if OSullivan plays in the minors. San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jason Marquis went six innings and a two-run home run from Michael Morse gave the Washington Nationals a 2-1 win in the second of a four-game series against San Diego. Marquis (7-2) gave up just one run on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts for the Nationals, who had lost five of seven coming in. Ryan Ludwick drove in the lone run for the Padres, who had won five of seven coming into the contest. Mat Latos (4-7) got the loss as he gave up the home run and four hits over six innings. I thought (Latos) velocity was as good as weve seen this year, San Diego manager Bud Black said. Pitched aggressive with the fastball. Just the one pitch hed like to have back was the difference in the game. The second inning saw the Nationals take the lead as Laynce Nix led off with a single and Morse followed with his 10th home run of the year, a blast to left field. Ludwick led off the fifth with a double for San Diego and Anthony Rizzo was then hit by a pitch, but Marquis set down the next three batters to escape the jam. The Padres got on the board in the sixth, but again blew a chance for more. Air Max + 2013 Schuhe With one out, Chris Denorfia doubled and Jason Bartlett followed with a single. After Brad Hawpe walked, Ludwick drew a free pass to force home Denorfia. However, Rizzo struck out and Jorge Cantu grounded out to third to end the frame. Very stressful inning, but to come out of that with one run, thats good veteran pitching right there, said Washington manager Jim Riggleman about Marquis. Tyler Clippard pitched a 1-2-3 seventh then worked around a leadoff walk in the eighth. Drew Storen came on to close the game and Rizzo walked to begin the frame. But Cantu grounded into a double play and, after a pinch-hit single from Kyle Phillips, pinch-hitter Nick Hundley struck out as Storen picked up his 13th save of the season. GAME NOTES:San Diego batted just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base...San Diego took two of three in Washington near the end of May...Morse has 36 RBI on the season...Marquis improved to 7-5 against the Padres over 14 games...Latos fell to 3-1 in four starts against the Nats. ' ' '
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