Sweden edged Switzerland this morning, 1-0, in their second game of Olympic round robin play.
Lundqvist stopped all 24 shots in the contest, which remained scoreless through two periods of play. Switzerland’s strong forecheck in the first period resulted in 13 shots on net, but no production. The Swedes exploded in the second period and put 17 shots on net with the same result.
Neither team could capitalize on their respective power plays, despite Sweden’s four and Switzerland’s two throughout the game. The game-winning goal came from Daniel Alfredsson, assisted by Erik Karlsson, at 12:39 in the third period.
Reto Berra of Switzerland stopped 28 of 29 shots from the Swedes.
Karlsson has now notched two goals and one assist in Olympic play. Lundqvist’s Olympic save percentage is .962%.
The Swedes will face Latvia tomorrow, and Switzerland will square off against the Czech Republic. Both games are at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.