Sweden 4, Belarus 2
February 19, 2010
Sweden moves to 2-0 after Belarus' rally falls short
Updated: February 20, 2010, 12:17 AM ET
Four years ago, Belarus stunned eventual men's hockey gold medalists Sweden.
Friday, Sweden avenged another potential upset at the hands of Belarus with a narrow 4-2 win.
The Swedes led 3-0 but Belarus got within a goal with 5:10 remaining. Sweden held on and scored the fourth and clinching goal with 10.4 seconds left.
"I think we got a little scared in the end," said Swedish forward Peter Forsberg, a holdover from 2002.
Belarus has only two NHL players, Sweden 19.
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