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Henrik Lundqvist got the hook after allowing five goals on 22 shots in Sweden's 6-2 loss to Team Europe on Wednesday night in each team's final exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.

September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Henrik Lundqvist got the hook after allowing five goals on 22 shots in Sweden's 6-2 loss to Team Europe on Wednesday night in each team's final exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.

Leon Draisaitl had a hat trick and Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored on the New York Rangers goaltender, who was a victim of giveaways and defensive miscues but wasn't at his best. Jacob Markstrom replaced Lundqvist in the third period.

European captain Anze Kopitar added an empty-net goal.

Daniel Sedin scored on the power play and Patric Hornqvist at even strength for Sweden, which opens the World Cup on Sunday against high-powered Russia.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced to solidify the No. 1 goalie job for Europe, which looked ready to face the United States on Saturday after losing twice to the 23-and-under Team North America.

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