Anders Nilsson backstops Sweden to crucial win over Russia!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_300/anders-nilsson-takes-the-net-for-the-canucks-during-warmup.jpgEarly in the tournament, it looked like Magnus Hellberg was going to be the number one goaltender for Sweden, with the Canucks’ Anders Nilsson settling in as the backup. Hellberg started the first two games of the tournament and took on tougher teams like the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Nilsson got easier starts against France and Austria.
In the most crucial game of the preliminary round, however, Sweden head coach Rikard Gronborg turned to Nilsson.

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