GDT: Group B - May 21 - Sweden vs Russia

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  1. stv11

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    Group B


    May 21
    2:15 PM ET • 8:15 PM CET


    [​IMG] Sweden vs Russia [​IMG]


    Sweden
    Last game's lineup

    Goaltenders:
    30 Henrik Lundqvist
    25 Jacob Markström

    Defensemen:
    23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - 6 Adam Larsson
    14 Mattias Ekholm - 3 John Klingberg
    56 Erik Gustafsson - 18 Marcus Pettersson
    8 Robert Hägg

    Forwards:
    88 William Nylander - 10 Alexander Wennberg - 72 Patric Hörnqvist
    40 Elias Pettersson - 28 Elias Lindholm - 92 Gabriel Landeskog
    21 Loui Eriksson - 58 Anton Lander - 9 Adrian Kempe
    70 Dennis Rasmussen - 16 Marcus Krüger - 32 Oskar Lindblom
    63 Jesper Bratt

    Scratched:
    G 1 Jhonas Enroth
    F 29 Mario Kempe


    Russia
    Last game's lineup

    Goaltenders:
    40 Alexandar Georgiyev
    88 Andrei Vasilevsky

    Defensemen:
    98 Mikhail Sergachyov - 89 Nikita Nesterov
    9 Dmitry Orlov - 22 Nikita Zaitsev
    3 Dinar Khafizullin - 4 Vladislav Gavrikov
    61 Nikita Zadorov

    Forwards:
    25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 11 Yevgeni Malkin - 63 Yevgeni Dadonov
    8 Alexander Ovechkin - 92 Yevgeni Kuznetsov - 77 Kirill Kaprizov
    97 Nikita Gusev - 15 Artyom Anisimov - 86 Nikita Kucherov
    71 Ilya Kovalchuk - 13 Sergei Andronov - 7 Ivan Telegin
    64 Alexander Barabanov

    Scratched:
    G 31 Ilya Sorokin
    F 16 Sergei Plotnikov


     
  2. Eye of Ra

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    eazy win for russia. they have been better and have a better team. 5-2 for russia
     
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    EK47 Chokejob swede

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    #scratch Loui.

    Markström puts on a clinic Sweden still plays pretty ****ty defensively but Markström keeps the score down. Odd goal win for either team.

    Also, for the love of god: Scratch Eriksson. I love the guy for what he’s done for Sweden in the past but right now he simply isn’t good enough anymore.
     
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    Why the hell are both these games at the same time, damn it!
     
  5. EK47

    EK47 Chokejob swede

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    To minimize the probability of a thrown game.
     
  6. TheGoldenJet

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    This is Markstrom’s chance to show he can be Sweden’s starting goaltender. Quite an opportunity. Too bad for Sweden they are coming off an emotional back-to-back game though, and the Russians will be well rested.
     
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    This game can go either way. I don’t feel like Russia is clearly better even though they have some extremely skilled players up front.

    Main thing to focus on for Sweden is to stay clear of the penalty box to give Markstrom a chance.

    3-2 Sweden
     
  8. Bauer Shill

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    If we play like we did against Switzerland I like our chances, but not if it's like the 2nd half of the Latvia game.
     
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    I don't think Sweden has played to it's potential yet. Hopefully they do tonight.

    Russia takes it 5-3.
     
  10. Kshahdoo

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    Well, considering Kucherov and Gusev have scored 40% of Team Russia forwards' points, we have some space to improve our game as well.
     
  11. Chimp

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    It's certainly an advantage for Russia to play both Switzerland and Sweden on their back to back games. It'll be tough for Sweden to keep the energy up the entire game.

    I hope Markström shines through, because Lundqvist has struggled and for the love of everything holy, give Bratt a chance instead of Loui Eriksson.
     
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    This is the real test for Gold, win or lose still doesn't matter but at least they will prepare for the qf.
     
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    Team Sweden 3 - Team Russia 4 in OT
     
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    Russia are favourites, but I don’t think the difference between the teams is as large as most people say. Sweden definitely have better defencemen but Russia obviously have more top quality forwards. I think we have a good chance at winning if Markström plays well.
     
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    Will Russia start Vasi or Alexandar the Great?
     
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    Last two years winner against this years favorite. Gonna be a good game.
     
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    Sweden was cruising for much of the Latvia game, I think they will have energy. Still expecting a loss though.
     
  18. ViD

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    Better d men? Not this WHC
     
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    Please, no injuries.
    Save yourselves for quarters.
     
  21. Bauer Shill

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    You'll have a pretty hard time getting backed up on that claim. You're saying you have a d-man better than Ekholm, OEL and Klingberg? Who?
     
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    I think Sweden has an edge in two best d men, but top 7 is deeper for Russia.
     
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    OEL - Larsson and Ekholm - Klingberg are far better than all Russian pairings. Then we have the 60 point scoring Gustavsson together with Marcus Pettersson that is way ahead of Russias third pairing. Robert Hägg is not great but better than Khafisulin and Gavrikov by a country mile
     
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    No, Sweden has a pretty obvious advantage in d-men, just like Russia has in forwards. We have a 60 point d-man on our third pairing.
     
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    Coming from someone (you) that supposedly follows the NHL, I would like to hear your arguement that Russia actually have better d-men than Sweden. I mean, it's a pretty bizarre thing to say.

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