How will the Swedish men’s ice hockey team move on with another go-to scorer in Henrik Zetterberg out of the mix? They’ll begin to answer that question with a 7:30 a.m. ET game against Switzerland. Click here for the live stream:
Note: the game is also airing live on NBCSN.
The Swiss pose an interesting challenge to Sweden. While they aren’t a top medal threat, they have some upset potential, especially when Jonas Hiller is on his game. They’re actually reportedly going with Reto Berra on Friday instead, however.
That might be a nice break for the Swedes, who don’t get to replace Zetterberg at this point in the Olympics. There are still plenty of players (from forwards including Daniel Sedin and defensemen such as Erik Karlsson, pictured with Henrik Lundqvist) who can light up the scoreboard.
This could be a confidence-booster or a big challenge for the Swedes starting at 7:30 a.m. ET.