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Sweden ekes out win

Sweden ekes out win

Winberg scores in OT to beat Germany, 3-2

Published 04.04.2013 00:12 GMT-4 | Author Sarah Forgrave
Sweden ekes out win
Team Sweden celebrates after tying the game at 2-2 against Team Germany. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Veteran Pernilla Winberg scored at 0:53 of overtime to give Sweden a critical 3-2 win over Germany in Pool B action Wednesday afternoon at the Nepean Sportsplex.

The goal came off a backhand after a scramble in the German crease. 

With the win Sweden moves into third place with two points while Germany is in fourth and last place with one point. Both teams have one game to play.

The Swedes, still reeling from its loss to the Czech Republic a day earlier, seemed determined to win the game and came out strong at the start of the first period. Sweden maintained puck possession deep in the German end for the better half of the first period but was unable to get many shots through on Germany goaltender Jennifer Harss.

Late in the period, however, the momentum changed when German captain Susann Gotz scored on the power play at 13:04 on an assist by Sara Seiler. The second German goal came just under two minutes later, when Seiler notched her second point of the game. Sweden’s Lisa Johansson answered back at 17:40 to cut Germany’s lead in half and close out the period 2-1.

The second frame of the game was quiet, with both sides receiving two penalties. The third period was a completely different story, however. Sweden began its comeback by outshooting the Germans, 10-1. The second Sweden goal came at 9:54, as Lisa Johansson tied the game just moments after the German goaltender made a dramatic glove save.




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