Team Sweden’s Off Day in Photos


Backstrom and Mojo, whatta pic. (Photo: @ErikKarlsson65)

Caps Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson and the rest of Team Sweden were busy on their day off. On Monday, the players traveled to the neighboring mountains in Krasnaya Polyana to watch Sweden win the Cross-Country men’s relay.

Johansson sure seemed to have fun. Five exclamation points.

A little later in the day, the players went to Shayba Arena and supported the women’s team as they took on Team USA.


Backstrom (bottom) and Johansson (top) can be seen in these photos from Expressen filing into their seats.


Hey, wait a minute! Is that…

Enhance quadrant V-42!


Thanks to larsnicklasbackstrom for first posting.

  • Chris Cerullo

    That’s JVR to Kessel’s right isn’t it?

  • Jeremy in Bethesda

    Yes. And presumably the woman to Phil’s right that is talking to him and he’s rolling his eyes at is his Ma.

  • Simonezero

    Dudes, you can’t just post casual Swede’s and expect my life to go on as normal.

  • Brouwer Rangers
  • Simonezero

    Oh number 6

  • Maybe the longest running RMNB joke

  • Brouwer Rangers

    I think it deserves its own tag.

  • Roman Z.

    I’m surprised there’s only one lonely female ogling the Swedish team. If I was put in a scenario where I would be surrounded by, let’s say, the female Swedish volleyball team, I know I’d lose it.

  • Diller M

    I’m disgusted at the lack of bikes in this story. Do better Ian!

  • I’m both sorry and will work on it.

  • Graham Dumas

    Jagr is a Cylon.

  • Graham Dumas

    It’s because Mojo and Hagelin (?) are being suuuuper некультурны by putting their feet on the seats in front of them. I’m surprised there’s not some баба-дизель there, all like “молод-Ы-Е ЛЮД-и…”

  • Sir Aric

    I also see Peter Laviolette in the top right corner of the second to last image. Not that anybody would really care…

  • Sam

    By the way, the guy next to Mojo is Gabriel Landeskog. Just a friendly correction.

  • Graham Dumas

    Noted, cheers.

  • Roman Z.

    Haha it’s true that our grannys are extremely nosy!

  • Snowape

    How do you do an “ENHANCE MONTAGE” and this little guy not make the cut…?

  • Benjamin Esham

    Phil Tthe Thrill

  • Benjamin Esham

    Phil The Thrill

  • Simonezero
  • Diller M

    Wow! It totally takes away the sting of the Russia loss! Nothing like swedes on bikes therapy

  • Diller M

    The only thing that would have been better is if Nicky smashed into so thing at the end of the clip, man that would have been the funniest thing ever… If he was unhurt of course