1. Sweden won. They defeated Canada in a shootout. Here is a recap, and here's the highlight reel:
2. Even though Sweden won this year, Canada is still ranked #1 in the IIHF. The rankings are based on the past four years, so Russia is #2, and Sweden moves up from fifth to third-place with this win. That bumps Finland down to #4 and USA down to #5.
3. Rookie Swedish forward, William Nylander, was named tournament MVP. He had seven goals and seven assists in 10 games.
4. Henrik Lundqvist has a twin brother named Joel, and they both got to share in gold-medal glory for playing on the Swedish team. The brothers have not played for the same team in 12 years. According to the New York Times, Joel, who is a forward for the SHL team, Frolunda, reached out to Henrik about playing for the Swedish national team after the Rangers were eliminated from the NHL playoffs.
5. There was a huge celebration in Stockholm (probably still going on) for the Swedish team. They even got shiny gold helmets.12 years in the making... pic.twitter.com/I6PW7TSqhk— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) May 22, 2017
Bonus: Gabriel Landeskog apparently jumped into a hot tub in full gear after the game.En fantastisk stämning på Sergels torg! Otroligt mycket människor var på plats för att hylla oss! Tack! #TreKronor #FOLKETSLAG pic.twitter.com/hu2BTXhqrC— Tre Kronor (@Trekronorse) May 22, 2017
EXKLUSIVT BILDEXTRA: Guldhjältarnas galna firande i natthttps://t.co/8zfJnX8U4y pic.twitter.com/K0QVESvOaS— Sportbladet (@sportbladet) May 22, 2017