Sweden beats Kazakhstan to extend win streak in WJC preliminary round

Samuel-Fagemo

Froelunda's Samuel Fagemo celebrates scoring the first goal of the game furing the Champions Hockey League final between Froelunda Indians and Red Bull Munich at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.(Adam Ihse/TT News Agency via AP)

TRINEC — Sweden extended its win streak to 51 games in the preliminary round with a convincing victory over Kazakhstan.

Samuel Fagemo, with two goals for the second game in a row, Linus Oberg, Nils Hoglander, Jonatan Berggren and Lucas Raymond scored for the Swedes.

Sweden leads Group A with two regulation wins and an overtime win.

Sweden’s preliminary-round win streak stretches back to 2007, but the country has captured just one gold (2012) during the run.

Oleg Boiko and Maxim Musorov scored for Kazakhstan (0-4), which will head to the relegation round.

Swedish backup goalie Jesper Eliasson made his world junior debut, finishing with 17 saves.

Sweden outshot Kazakhstan 35-19.

Sweden can secure top spot in the group with a win over Slovakia on Tuesday.

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