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Canada shut out by Sweden in world junior exhibition game

Team Canada goaltender Jake Paterson of Mississauga, Ont. made 31 saves for Canada in a 3-0 loss to Sweden on Sunday in an exhibition game in Angelholm, Sweden on Sunday. In this file photo,  In Patterson keeps the puck away from National Juniors selection camp player Mark McNeill, from Edmonton, Alberta, during exhibition hockey action in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

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Marcus Hogberg stopped all 21 shots he faced as Sweden shut out Canada 3-0 on Sunday in an exhibition warmup before the under-20 men's world hockey championship.

Andre Burakowsky scored and added an assist for Sweden, while Lukas Bengtsson and Andreas Johnson had goals as well.

Jake Paterson made 31 saves in net for Canada.

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Burakowsky opened the scoring for Sweden at the 2:37 mark of the second period. A backhand pass by Jacob de la Rose from behind the goal confused Paterson, leaving a wide-open net for Burakowsky.

Canadian defenceman Matthew Dumba was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for kneeing forward Erik Karlsson. Karlsson did not return to the ice after the incident.

Johnson took advantage of Dumba's penalty, making it 2-0 with a second left in the five-minute power play. The Swede scored from the slot, one-timing a pass from behind the goal-line by Alexander Wennberg.

Bengtsson also scored on the power play 2:35 into the third period.

The Canadians struggled in the first period, getting outshot 16-5 but the score was tied 0-0 at the first intermission.

Burakowsky had earned the ire of the Canadian delegation before the exhibition game when he asserted that the Swedish team would be stronger in the tournament.

"I know what kind of team Canada will be showing up with and if I take a look at what they have and compare them to what we have, I would have to say on paper, we have a much better team," said Burakowsky.

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