Nylander leads Sweden past Czech Republic at World Juniors

Sweden has now scored nine goals in their first two games after beating the Czech Republic 3-1 earlier today.

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.

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