After the victory over Great Britain, Slovakia is waiting on Sunday, and on Monday it will play the last group match against the Russian national team.
Thus, two matches remain and the situation is approximately this: two wins are enough to advance, otherwise it will not work.
Sweden now has six points and beat Switzerland 7-0, 4-1 over Great Britain.
It will be impressive, but I think Sweden will take the remaining six points to play for and Sweden will catch up with Slovakia, says Ekman.
1985 last missed
The Big Four lead in each group and in the last five tournaments, four groups have earned 10 to 14 points. The average score for the four during those tournaments is 11.8.
The last time Sweden finished outside the top eight at the Ice Hockey World Cup was in 1937, but the format and number of participating countries differed.
1985 was the last time they didn’t move from an initial group game, and since the current two-group format was introduced in 1992, Tre Kronor has never failed to move on from the group.