As Team USA supporters were hoping for, Sweden beat Finland 3-0 late Sunday night. Here's what the brackets look like heading into Tuesday:
And for those without the vision of a bald eagle:
|G1: #5 Czech Republic vs. #12 Latvia|| G1 Winner vs. Finland
|G2: #6 Canada vs. #11 Germany||G2 Winner vs. Russia
|G3: #7 Slovakia vs. #10 Norway||G3 Winner vs. Sweden
|G4: #8 Switzerland vs. #9 Belarus||G4 Winner vs. United States
Team USA would play a team coming off a back to back, which is another plus of grabbing the one seed. Furthermore, they have by far the easiest road to the Gold medal game, avoiding Canada, Russia, and Sweden. That regulation win (cliche alert!) was big, not just on an emotional level, but from a positioning one as well.