World Championship Update: 18.05.14

Sunday, 18.05.2014 / 6:06 PM / News
By Aaron Vickers  - CalgaryFlames.com (@aavickers)
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World Championship Update: 18.05.14
Sean Monahan got the best of Mikael Backlund as Canada beat Sweden 4-3 in overtime in Worlds action Sunday

CALGARY, AB -- Sean Monahan’s Canada got the better of Mikael Backlund and Sweden 3-2 in overtime in 2014 IIHF World Championship action Sunday.

Backlund, who has a share of the team lead with four goals through the opening six tournament games, was held off the scoresheet. The 25-year-old had four shots and recorded a plus-1 rating in 20:10 of action. Monahan was also kept at bay and did not record a shot in 7:40 of ice time.

Johnny Gaudreau recorded one shot in 14:51 in the United States’ 3-1 victory over Finland while Jiri Hudler had two shots in 9:58 as the Czech Republic edged Norway 1-0.