P.K. Subban’s stay at the World Hockey Championship in Sweden was a short one.
Team Canada lost 3-2 in a shootout to Sweden in the quarterfinals Thursday, marking the fourth straight year Canada will return home without a medal after losing in the quarterfinal round. It was the only game Subban played for Team Canada, joining the squad late after the Canadiens were eliminated in the first round of the NHL postseason.
Three other Canadiens players will take part in Saturday’s semifinals. Alex Galchenyuk, who scored a goal, and prospect Danny Kristo are part of the United States team that beat Russia 8-3 in the quarterfinals, while Raphael Diaz is on the Switzerland team that beat Tomas Plekanec and the Czech Republic 2-1.
Finland will play Sweden in Saturday’s semifinals (8:45 a.m., TSN, RDS), while Switzerland takes on the United States (12:45 p.m., TSN).
Sweden’s Fredrik Pettersson scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout Thursday against Canada with a slapshot from the slot. Subban was held off the scoresheet while logging 23:39 of ice time.
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