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Devils' Mirco Mueller, Switzerland take silver at World Championships; U.S. beats Canada for bronze

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Mirco Mueller of Switzerland vies with Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg of Sweden during the final match Sweden vs Switzerland of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 20, 2018.
Mirco Mueller of Switzerland vies with Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg of Sweden during the final match Sweden vs Switzerland of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 20, 2018. ( Liselotte Sabroe | Getty Images)

By Chris Ryan

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cryan@njadvancemedia.com,

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Switzerland, featuring Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller, took the silver medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championships with a 3-2 shootout loss to Sweden on Sunday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The United States, which featured Devils forwards Blake Coleman and Brian Gibbons, plus defenseman Will Butcher and goalie Keith Kinkaid, finished in third place following a 4-1 win over Canada in the bronze medal game.

Former Devils defenseman Adam Larsson won gold with Sweden, and he was named to the tournament's All-Star team.

Switzerland saw two one-goal leads disappear in regulation, with Sweden forcing the game to to overtime tied 2-2. The teams remained tied 2-2 after a 20-minute overtime period of 4-on-4 hockey, and Sweden won the shootout, 3-2.

Mueller played in all 10 games for Switzerland, where he finished with one goals and five assists for six points.

Devils forward Nico Hischier did not participate for Switzerland at the World Championships due to a left wrist and hand injury.

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Switzerland made a surprise run to the final following a fourth-place finish in Group A during preliminary play. The Swiss beat Finland, the Group B winner, in the quarterfinals before beating Canada in the semifinals.

Canada played the United States in the bronze medal game after Team USA lost to Sweden, 6-0, in Saturday's semifinals.

The United States rebounded behind a 24-save effort from Kinkaid, who finished the tournament with seven wins and two losses. He started nine of the United States' 10 games. 

Kinkaid was selected as one of Team USA's top three players of the tournament, along with Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chris Ryan may be reached at cryan@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisRyan_NJ. Find NJ.com Devils on Facebook.


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