the toucan kid wrote:Have to agree about the goaltending, for my money they have the best team in front of the net, but in it? I mean Tellquvist? Well maybe he'll have a break out tournament. Apparently they've been impressed with him internationally have they not?
Nice to see Canucks clicking:
Markus Naslund helped the Swedish men's hockey team to a 2-0 victory over Slovakia in a tune-up for the World Cup of Hockey. (Files) BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Daniel Sedin and NHL teammate Markus Naslund scored as Sweden blanked Slovakia 2-0 on Sunday in a warmup for the World Cup.
Mikael Tellqvist, who recently re-signed with the Toronto Maple Leaves, earned the shutout. He stopped 17 shots.
Sedin's twin brother Henrik, who also plays with the Vancouver Canucks, and Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings set up the first goal 2:24 in.
"It was a pretty play by them and I just had to shoot the puck," said Daniel Sedin, playing for Sweden with his brother for the first time in three years. "I could have scored another one, but I guess I have to be satisfied with one goal."
Naslund, left unmarked in front after a nice pass from Toronto and Sweden captain Mats Sundin, connected with a power-play goal 3:40 into the second period while Martin Strbak was off for a high-sticking penalty.
Referees Christer Larking and Martin Gonos had a busy night, calling 40 penalty minutes.
Sweden, runner-up in the last two world championships, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Germany make up the European pool in the World Cup of Hockey.
Please read the part about Telequist twice.