Picture: Finland newspaper mocks Henrik Lundqvist on cover

(Aftonbladet)

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. “

FINAL: Canada beats Latvia/Plays USA on Friday

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.

FINAL: USA eliminate Czech Republic

USATeam USA defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 today to advance to the semi finals.

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.

FINAL: Finland eliminates Russia/will play Sweden

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.

Henrik Lundqvist

Read: Sweden really likes having Henrik Lundqvist as their goalie

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.