BUFFALO, N.Y. — Alex Nylander had a goal and an assist to lead Sweden to a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic at the world junior hockey championships on Thursday.
In other preliminary round games, Russia pulled away in the third period for a 5-2 victory over Switzerland and Finland beat Denmark 4-1.
Marcus Davidsson and Elias Pettersson also scored goals as Sweden improved to 2-0 in preliminary play. Filip Gustavsson made 24 saves.
Filip Zadina scored the Czech Republic goal to make it 2-1 late in the second period. Jakub Skarek stopped 34 shots.