Team USA hockey has been up and down over the course of its recent history in the Olympics, but in Sochi they "expect to win." More here.
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.