TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Alfredsson's goal lifts Sweden over Switzerland

{eot}
CBC
2/14/2014 10:21:13 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

Daniel Alfredsson's third-period goal was enough to lift Sweden to a 1-0 win over a pesky Switzerland side Friday in Group C of the men's Olympic hockey preliminary round.

The Swedes ended the scoreless stalemate with less than eight minutes remaining in the game at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Defenceman Erik Karlsson sent a harmless looking shot toward Reto Berra, but the Swiss goalie allowed a bad rebound right to Daniel Alfredsson, who buried his easy chance.

The win gives Sweden (2-0) first place in Group C, three points ahead of Switzerland (1-1) and the Czech Republic (1-1).

Henrik Lundqvist backstopped Sweden with 26 saves. Despite giving up a questionable goal, Berra stopped 30 shots for Switzerland.

Both teams took turns dominating the territorial play.

Switzerland, which continues to improve with each passing Olympic Games, outshot Sweden 13-5 in the opening period. The Swedes picked up their game in the second as they held a 17-7 advantage.

The Swedes are playing without two of their best offensive players.

Captain Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal and played 18:14 of ice time during Sweden's 4-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

But the Detroit Red Wings stalwart is sidelined for the remainder of the Olympics with a herniated disc in his back, according to the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation.

Zetterberg joins Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin on the injury infirmary. The 33-year-old confirmed on the eve of the Winter Games that he would miss the Olympic hockey tournament due to a rib injury.

Johan Franzen, another Red Wings forward, is out with a concussion.

Daniel Alfredsson - Sweden (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Golfer Taylor Pendrith is the highest ranked player on Canada's men's national team. The recent graduate of Kent State University is 18th on the world amateur rankings. More...

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Game Night: Matt Florjancic - July 28

WKYC Cleveland's Matt Florjancic joined Game Night to discuss Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns

TSN 1050: Game Night: Ken Crosina - July 28

TSN 1050 Tennis Analyst Ken Crosina joined Game Night to discuss the up-coming Rogers Cup and Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard's chances

TSN 1050: Game Night: Scott MacArthur - July 28

Scott MacArthur joined Game Night to discuss the Blue Jays trade with the Kansas City Royals.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television