Lundqvist wrote “I have spent a lot of time in this room over the past 12 days.. 1 more day, 1 more game…”
Canad defeated Team USA 1-0 to advance to the Gold Medal game against Sweden.
USA will play Finland tomorrow.
- Rick Nash: 9:32, 0 shots on goal, 4:15 in the first, 2:18 in the second, 2:59 in the third
- Ryan McDonagh: 1 shot. 23:23. 6:43 in the first, 8:03 in the second, 8:37 in the third. Was on for almost the entire final sequence
- Ryan Callahan: minus one, 12:34, 4:08 in the first, 4:16 in the second, 4:10 in the third
Ryan Callahan spoke with Pierre McGuire and said that Canada was the best team that they have played and that they couldn’t sustain enough offense.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots today and said that he was happy with how his game came together after letting in Olli Jokinen’s goal. (Expressen)
Jokinen’s goal squeezed through Lundqvist on the short side and Lundqvist said that he relaxed for a second because he thought that it was icing and it was a careless decision by him. (Expressen)
He said that he was happy that he didn’t allow that goal to ruin his focus or put any more pressure on him. (Expressen)
In the tournament, Lundqvist has stopped 117 of 123 shots to have a .951 save percentage and 1.20 GAA. Two of Lundqvist’s five wins have been shutouts.
Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin defeated Finland 2-1 to advance to the Gold Medal game.
Lundqvist and Hagelin are guaranteed at least a Silver medal.
- Olli Jokinen scored for Finland
- Erik Karlsson and Loui Eriksson scored for Sweden.
From the Finnish newspaper, via Aftonbladet, “The newspaper columnist Tuomas Nyholm begins his text with “Why is Tre Kronor first goalie Henrik ‘Lunkvisti’ Lundqvist so popular in Sweden? For that mice like cheese. Nyholm chumps and ironically on that Lundqvist “does not have a Stanley Cup title. And hardly going to get any. It is uncertain whether Lunkvisti ever asked a Finnish goalkeeper how trophy conquered. Since they of course do that. “
Canada defeated Latvia 2-1 on a third period goal from Shea Weber.
- Canada advances to the semi-finals where they will play the USA on Friday.
Rick Nash had an assist on Patrick Sharp’s first period goal and played 10:58.
He played 4:58 in the first, 3:17 in the second and 2:43 in the third.
The USA scorers were: James van Riemsdyk, Dustin Brown, David Backes, Zach Parise and Phil Kessel.
Ryan McDonagh had an assist and played 19:39.
- 7:39 in the first, 4:48 in the second and 7:12 in the third.
Ryan Callahan played 14:57.
- 4:59 in the first, 5:39 in the second and 4:19 in the third
Derek Stepan was scratched for Team USA.
Finland has eliminated Russia from the Olympics with a 3-1 win.
- Finland’s goals were scored by Juhamatti Aaltonen, Teemu Selanne and Mikael Granlund.
- Russia’s goal was scored by Ilya Kovalchuk
Finland will play Sweden on Friday with the winner going to play for the Gold Medal.
Finland lost to Sweden in the Gold Medal game in 2006.
Sweden beat Slovenia 5-0 to move on in the Olympics.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 19 of 19 shots to pick up his second shutout of the Olympics.
Carl Hagelin scored two goals in the third period and played a total of 12:28.
Hagelin had two shots, was a plus two and played 3:54, 3:08 and 5:26.
Sweden will play the winner of Russia/Finland.
In three games for Sweden so far, Henrik Lundqvist has stopped 73 of 78 shots, has a .935 save percentage and a GAA of 1.67.
Lundqvist said that he is playing his game and at the level he needs to be at for his team to win.
Sweden captain Niklas Kronwall says that Lundqvist has been “unbelievable” and the team is fortunate to have the best goalie in the world.
Nicklas Backstrom, who has played against Lundqvist in four playoff series, said that Lundqvist has been the best player for Sweden and his presence brings a calming influence to the rest of the team.