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Sweden shuts out rival Finns

Updated: February 22, 2010, 3:04 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- By the time Super Sunday at the Olympic hockey tournament reached the Sweden-Finland matchup, much of the drama had evaporated.

Well, sort of.

By virtue of the Swedes' 3-0 victory over their longtime archrivals, the upstart Americans moved past Sweden to the top of the rankings after the preliminary round thanks to their 3-0 record and better goals for/against record.

The implication of this is significant. The Americans will ...

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