Capitals wing Martin Erat had a rough afternoon with a delayed call penalty in the first that set up a goal and a nasty hit in the third period.
Nicklas Backstrom notched an assist in the second period on Sweden’s fourth goal in what ended up a 4-2 victory for the favorites.
Caps center Nicklas Backstrom is representing his home country of Sweden in Sochi and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Sweden's greatest.
Relive the conversation on social media with Capitals Pulse from Sweden's 4-2 win over the Czech Republic. Nicklas Backstrom notched an assist for the victors.