Stealth Swedes soar again

The top-ranked team has quietly advanced to another Olympic gold-medal game

Updated: February 21, 2014, 12:13 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- They've been banged-up, written off and generally ignored in these Olympics, but guess where the talented Swedes are headed?

That's right, back to a gold-medal game.

In a battle of two injury-depleted lineups, it was Sweden punching its ticket to Sunday's finale by taking a page out of the Finns' historic playbook and stifling them 2-1 in a tight-checking, low-impact affair.

"When the last horn went, it was a great feeling because we played collected and as ...

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