..were surprisingly hard to play. I watched the Sweden-Slovakia Quarter Final game and it was (too) exciting until the last seconds - with Swede winning 3-2 in the end.
Finland - being the favourites in that game - got a surprise loss against Czech Republic which must be disappointing.
Semi Finals: Canada-Czech and USA-Sweden should be interesting. Canada-USA would make a great final but of course I hope Sweden gets through.
Sweden had a great group series. They were the only undefeated team. Slovakia had beaten the US in group play.
Sweden still has an unbeaten string of 44 games in JWHC group series (10 years or so?). Not quite the same success in the final rounds though.