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Buffalo Sabres Goalie Jhonas Enroth Named Best Goalie as Sweden Wins IIHF Gold

May 19th, 2013 at 7:17 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth was named best goalie of the IIHF World Championships after leading Sweden to the gold medal Sunday.

'235-2 / Jhonas Enroth' photo (c) 2011, grilled cheese - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

He made 26 saves to help the Swedes easily defeat Switzerland, 5-1. Henrik Sedin scored twice and added an assist for Sweden. The Swiss earned the silver to garner their first IIHF medal in 60 years. They scored first before Sweden peeled off the last five goals of the game.

Enroth finished the tournament with a 6-1 record. He allowed only eight goals in seven games, including two shutouts. Former Sabre Henrik Tallinder also won a gold.

In the bronze medal game, Alex Galchenyuk scored in the shootout to give the United States a 3-2 win over Finland.

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Gold Medal, Hockey, IIHF World Championships, Jhonas Enroth, NHL, Switzerland

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