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Berglund Shines at World Tourney

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Sweden's Patrik Berglund fails to get the puck past France's goaltender Cristobal Huet during their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship group F qualification match in Kosice city on May 6, 2011. ( JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s Patrik Berglund fails to get the puck past France’s goaltender Cristobal Huet during their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship group F qualification match in Kosice city on May 6, 2011. ( JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

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KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund scored his tournament-leading fifth goal, Friday, as Sweden blanked France, 4-0 in the second round of the ice hockey world championship.

Berglund has five goals in four games and a plus-minus rating of plus-four.

Sweden is tied with Canada for the Group F lead with seven points. 

Meanwhile, Jordan Eberle and captain Rick Nash scored in a penalty shootout to lift Canada to a 4-3 victory over the United States in Round 2 play on Friday.

In Bratislava, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Havlat and Patrik Elias scored to lead defending champion Czech Republic to a 3-2 win over host Slovakia, securing a spot in the quarterfinals. Finland prevailed in a penalty shootout to beat Germany 5-4.

Copyright Associated Press

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