Burakovsky's 3rd period raised his stock this game, not sure if he's suited to be bottom six player in the WJC though. Molin is a very average player, he killed a lot of plays today. Collberg and Åberg didn't do much. Lindholm has to get used to playing with juniors again. De La Rose was OK and Karlsson did not do much except scoring a great goal. Wennberg's skating and puck control is incredible, he was perhaps the best forward over 3 periods. Boyce was also surprisingly good and so was Arvidsson. The breakout passes from the D was most of the time terrible, Wikstrand was the only D who really impressed me.
Osnovin and Timirev looked really good out there today from russia. Czech 2nd and 4th line were also pretty decent.
Osnovin is having a true break out year so far, doubt Varnakov takes him this year, but next year, he should be a lock. Timirev on the other hand is playing pretty poorly for Red Army right now, but he's got time, and today showed he's got hope
sweden won 95% of all board battles. This finnish team looked really soft out there, and they have som big guys on D.
I saw them beating barkov on boards like 0-1 times, well infact they didn't even try to steal the puck from him after he made 3 swedes look like fools once. Anyways 3rd line was best for swedes and 1st for finns.