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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.

A college hockey fan and hockey player, Krista Patronick decided to pursue a career in sports management after earning a degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 2009 and spending three years in journalism. She received her Master's of Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2013. After realizing she was meant to work in the hockey world, Krista went to work in any press box she could get into. She kept statistics, wrote shot charts, tweeted and live-blogged her way to a job as an operations coordinator and marketing director at The Hockey Academy in Hudson, N.H. She works with the company's two junior teams, adult hockey players, and youth teams. Krista is a goalie and enjoys playing hockey in her spare time. She is a die-hard Bruins and River Hawks hockey fan. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @KristaPatronick


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