Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea
Team Sweden took on the Czech Republic in the first men’s hockey game of the Olympics. It was a total beatdown. Erik Karlsson, playing in his first Olympiad, scored two goals. Henrik Lundqvist had 27 saves in the win.
But what about the Caps, Ian? What about the Caps?
Nicklas Backstrom had a point in 15:15 of ice time. The marker came in the second period when Nicky assisted on Karlsson’s second goal of the night.
Backstrom was also on the ice for Jagr’s goal [shudders], while going 6 for 13 in the face-off dot. He also played a minute on Sweden’s power play.
Meanwhile, Mr. Excitement, Marty Erat, did nothing. Well, actually, no, I’m checking the stats right now and he did lose one face-off. He also fell down a lot.
Photos: Jayne Kamin-Oncea
Can someone tell Marty that he should keep his mouthguard inside of his mouth or it defeats the whole purpose of having one?
— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 12, 2014
Tomorrow should be more exciting with Alex Ovechkin and Team Russia playing Slovenia and John Carlson and Team USA taking on Slovakia.