Category Archives: Team Sweden

Backstrom pulled from gold medal game after testing positive for banned substance

When Sweden faced Canada in the gold medal game on Sunday, they were forced to do so without top center Nicklas Backstrom. While Swedish reports suggested that Backstrom was dealing with migraines, there may be something else going on.

Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist OK after ‘big scare’ at practice

The Swedes have a joke about defenseman Erik Karlsson: He has one speed, and that’s wrecking ball.

They are on him about slowing down in practice, though, because this morning at Bolshoy Training Rink, Karlsson knocked down star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist giving chase to Loui Eriksson, and wiped out star scorer Daniel Alfredsson of the Detroit Red Wings.