Prior to the highly anticipated gold medal game between the United States and Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s hockey tournament, Switzerland and Sweden faced off in the bronze medal game.
In what was a wild match up, Switzerland came away with the 4-3 win.
Sweden jumped out to an early lead in the game with a goal by Michelle Lowenhielm in the first period before Erica Uden Johansson added a second goal in period two that put the Swedes in control of the game entering the final period.
That is when all of the momentum shifted.
Switzerland recorded a goal of the stick of Sara Benz, before the floodgates opened and they put together a string of three goals to take the lead. Phoebe Stanz added a goal on a power play and Jessica Lutz netted the third goal in Switzerland’s run.
In a last ditch effort to avoid a huge collapse, Sweden pulled their goalie but Switzerland’s 15-year-old sensation Alina Muller scored the empty net goal. It looked like the game was in the bag, but Sweden capitalized on a mistake by Switzerland on the face off led to a goal by Pernilla Winberg and a wild final 30 seconds of action.
Switzerland was able to hold on to the 4-3 win and capture their first medal in women’s hockey.
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