PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 8 (UPI) -- Sweden capitalized on a pair of man advantages while keeping the U.S. power play in check Saturday en route to a 3-2 win at
the hockey World Championships.
The victory sets up Sunday's rematch of the 2003 gold medal game between Sweden and Canada, which edged Slovakia, 2-1. The Canadians captured the gold last year with an overtime triumph.
Jonas Hoglund's power-play tally with 62 seconds left in the first period that put a serious dent into the hopes of the United States.
The U.S. takes on Slovakia on Sunday with hopes of winning their first World Championships medal since capturing the bronze in 1996.
Canada took another step toward repeating when Shawn Horcoff of Edmonton scored 6:10 into the third period.
Slovakia thought an interference penalty should have negated Horcoff's goal after Canada's Rob Niedermayer skated behind the net and bumped goaltender Jan Lasak.
As Lasak scrambled to get back into the net, the puck squirted out to to Steve Staios, whose shot was deflected in by Horcoff for the go-ahead goal.