Sweden Wins Gold, Patrick Kane Named Worlds MVP

On Sunday in Copenhagen, Sweden defeated Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout to clinch their a second straight IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship gold medal. The United States took home the bronze.

After Sunday’s championship game, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He led all players with 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists). Sebastian Aho (18) and Connor McDavid (17) finished second and third in scoring, respectively.

Here’s how the rest of the Blackhawks’ players performed at the Worlds:

United States
Alex DeBrincat – 1 goal, 8 assists, plus-three
Connor Murphy – 1 assist, plus-seven
Jordan Oesterle – 1 assist, plus-three

Sweden
Erik Gustafsson – 1 assist, plus-three

Germany
Dominik Kahun – 1 goal, 2 assists, minus-one

Slovakia
Tomas Jurco – 4 goals, 1 assist, plus-three

Russia
Artem Anisimov – 3 goals, 5 assists, plus-seven
Maxim Shalunov* – 3 goals, 3 assists, plus-six

6 thoughts on “Sweden Wins Gold, Patrick Kane Named Worlds MVP

  • May 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm
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    Good to see so many nice plus/minus numbers there. People poke fun at this stat because sometimes you get a + or – you did not deserve…but that equals out over time. At game’s end, it’s the most important stat.
    It was also nice that Kaner had so many of his points in close games. Aside from the 5 he got vs Korea, he was putting up 2 and 3 point efforts in games we won by 1 goal. He handled the honor of being captain well, I thought.

  • May 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Outstanding performance by Kane

  • May 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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    It seemed like Kaner missed being in the Cup playoffs. He wasn’t ready for the season to end.

  • May 21, 2018 at 11:56 pm
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    Hall of fame talent! On a big ice he’s so dangerous.

  • May 22, 2018 at 9:53 am
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    Kane 8 goals, 12 assist, 20pts with a minus -2

    Aho 9 goals, 9 assist, 18pts with a plus +15….also played 2 less games…Aho should have been the MVP…just saying.

  • May 22, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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    Plus minus is more a team stat?

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