Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot on goal by Switzerland in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez )
Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in hockey
By LARRY LAGE
| AP Hockey Writer
First Published Feb 14 2014 08:04 am • Last Updated Feb 25 2014 04:47 pm
Sochi, Russia • Daniel Alfredsson scored off a rebound with 7:21 left and Henrik Lundqvist had a 26-save shutout, lifting short-handed Sweden to a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Friday at the Olympics.
The Swedes (2-0) moved into a favorable position to earn a spot in the quarterfinals as the only undefeated team in Group C. With a victory over winless Latvia on Saturday, they would be among the final eight in the 12-nation tournament.
The Swiss (1-1) may have to win in the qualification round to reach the quarterfinals even if they beat the Jaromir Jagr-led Czech Republic on Saturday.
Sweden announced before the game that captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the tournament because of a herniated disk, taking a third key player off their roster.
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