Slovakia Scores Another Upset, Gets Medal-Round Berth with Win Over Sweden

February 25th, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
Slovakia put the Olympic hockey world on notice when they were able to stun gold medal favorite Russia with a 2-1 victory last week.

Now a week later Slovakia has scored another major upset, as they were able to upset the 2006 gold medal winners, Sweden.

It was Slovakia who would gain the lead early with a power play goal by the Slovakian star Marian Gaborik and then would tack on another goal by Andrej Sekera just over a minute later.

However, Sweden would push back, scoring two goals of their own by Patric Hornqvist and Henrik Zetterberg to even the game up.

But with just 48 second left in the second, Slovakia would take the lead for good with a nice power play goal by Pavel Demitra.

Sweden and Slovakia would trade goals in the third period, but it would be the Slovaks who would walk away with the win.

With the win over Sweden, Slovakia has advanced to the medal round for the first time in the team's history and will be given the chance to pull off another major upset against tournament favorite Canada.

Slovakia, like Canada, does have two of the highest scoring players in the tournament with ...

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