The match may not have been as intense as usual, but the Swedes men arranged the goals with a ferocious pace in the first half. It took 13 seconds before Rasmus Asplund, every day in the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers, gave Tre Kronor the lead.
Joachim Nordstrom, Calgary Flames, scored 2-0 less than eight minutes later, and just two minutes later, Roggel’s Anton Bengson arranged 3-0. Rasmus Dahlen, who also plays for the Buffalo Sabers, then took the opportunity to score his first World Cup goal (4-0) and seconds before the break, Asplund again took the lead and scored.
Then Tre Kronor slipped through the second period, without expanding but also without allowing anything.
Tre Kronor then extended his lead to 6-0 in the last period through Anton Bengtsson, but he didn’t provide any extra pressure but played it safe – and energy-saving.
The match was decided after 13 seconds. The look of the game is unreliable, Sweden just plays it. The second period was absolutely meaningless. But I don’t put value in that either, there is no intrinsic value to winning 10-0, says SVT expert, Jonas Anderson.
Asplund: ‘We got them’
It was Tre Kronor’s third victory in a row.
“There were three points that counted today and we got them,” Asplund says.
Tomorrow a major trial awaits. Then she meets favorite Finland, who also comes with three straight wins in the backpack.
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