Russia has traditionally started slow in this tournament, and then gotten better by the time the Medal Round is there (except last year, when they were consistently bad throughout). In order to win, Russia needs a better goaltending performance, and the defense must do a much better job of clearing the puck away from the goal mouth. If Sweden is allowed to control the puck on the doorstep of the net, like the Canadians did, the result will be similar. I hope that the defense just had a bad day on Monday, and that they play much better today.
The game will be televised on the Net on streaming video at FastHockey. Its a North American website, and I'm not sure what restrictions they might have, but if you check out FastHockey through your browser, you might be able to watch it
Go Sweden! I hope they win even if some of their fans do believe in a reffing conspiracy, I still have to go for the Swedes when they aren’t playing Canada. Heck God (Alfie) is Swedish after all. I also really want to see Lehner play well in this tournament (again, accept against Canada) and get some confidence.