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Video: Czechs bump Swedes to cap a day of late goals at Worlds

Sweden Ice Hockey Worlds

Czech player Milan Michalek celebrate scoring the game winning goal during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between Sweden and Czech republic at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Niklas Larsson)


If Thursday has a specific theme at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, it’s big-time teams losing in back-breaking, late ways. Finland generated some late heroics against the United States and Slovakia finished with similar waning moment fireworks against Canada. The Czech Republic produced a similar accomplishment against Sweden, as Milan Michalek’s 4-3 goal in the closing moments sent Sweden out of the tournament.