Men's Hockey: Ohlund Gives Sweden 1-0 Lead Over Germany

Most of the Twittersphere has been furious at NBC for broadcasting the 11th End of a USA vs Switzerland (that means overtime, for the uninitiated) on CNBC over the beginning of the Sweden-Germany preliminary men's hockey game this evening. The biggest question is that, with 900 networks at their disposal, why couldn't NBC put the game on another channel?

Nevertheless, the game does in fact happen, even if nobody in the United States can see it, and the Germans staged a virtual coup by getting through the first period without the potent Swedes scoring. They played a strong defensive period while Sweden, quite honestly, looked a little sloppy and disorganized. 

At the start of the second period, the Germans had a gigantic opportunity to score the game's opening goal with a two-man advantage but they couldn't capitalize despite hitting the post.

Just after the two-man advantage expired, however, Marcel Muller took a penalty of his own to put the Swedes on the power play. They wouldn't falter, and with Daniel Sedin screening German goalie Thomas Greiss (he may have even made contact with the goalie, but no call was made), Mattias Ohlund put a slap shot from out along the half board right over is shoulder. 1-0 Sweden.

Follow along here for live, in-game updates.

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