Sweden advance to WJC semis with rout of Slovakia

Sweden's Christoffer Ehn, second left, celebrates scoring with teammates Jens Looke, left, and Anton Karlsson during their 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships quarterfinal match against Slovakia. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)

HELSINKI — Linus Soderstom stopped 17 shots to lead Sweden past Slovakia 6-0 in quarter-final action Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.

The shutout was Soderstrom’s second of the tournament. He’s the lone netminder in this year’s event to record a shutout.

Adrian Kempe, Jens Looke, Axel Holmstrom, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Alexandre Nylander and Christoffer Ehn scored Sweden, which put the game away with three third-period goals.

Slovakian goalie Adam Huska stopped 49 shots.

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