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David Rundblad scores as Sweden rolls over Finland 3-1 in the World Juniors opener

Defenseman David Rundblad beat Finnish goaltender Harri Sateri for a 1st period goal, which proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 victorylast night in the opening game of the 2009 World Junior Championships. Rundblad currently plays for Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League. where he has tallied 6 assists to go along with a +5 rating. Rundblad is eligible for the 2009 NHL Draft and has been projected as a first round pick. Up next for Sweden is Slovakia on Sunday night at the Ottawa Civic Centre.