Both Sweden and the USA went for Sunday stroll in the park this afternoon in Berne with the USA getting back to the match before the Swedes. The USA got into the game first with a goal from Johnson five minutes into the second period and brought the Swedes back onto the ice and into the match to make it more competitive. Eriksson equalized for the Swedes after 13 minutes and Mårtensson put them ahead two minutes later with the USA two men short. That there was some emotion in the game became evident near the end of the second period with a big scrum in front of Swedish replacement goalie Liv.
After two minutes of the third, USA's Pavelski went for a walk in the park again. This time it was Swedes that he avoided not the trees in the park. He skated round most of the Swedes on his way from in front of his own net, deked one Swede on the blue line and let go a shot that beat Liv to square the match. With the unpopular Backes serving a minor, Gunnarsson got what proved to be the decisive goal after eleven minutes. The USA pulled Esche with one minute to go then proceeded to be called on two minors leaving them to play 4 against 5 with no goalie. That could only mean one thing and Swede Oduya put the puck in the empty net just before the end to give Sweden a well deserved (in the end) bronze medal.