TRINEC — Alexander Holtz scored in overtime after Nils Hoglander potted a lacrosse-style goal from behind the net in regulation as Sweden edged the defending gold medallists.
Samuel Fagemo rounded out the offence for the Swedes (1-0-0) in their Group A opener. Hugo Alnefelt had 23 saves.
Patrik Puistola and Kristian Tanus had goals for Finalnd (0-0-1). Justus Annunen stopped 45-of-48 shots.