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What was Expected? Team Sweden was one of the gold-medal favorites on the eve of the Olympics. A balanced roster and few weaknesses suggested a deep run coming into the event.
What's Been Delivered? A perfect run through the preliminary round, but clouds are forming for Sweden. Injuries have become a major story, with Henrik Zetterberg being added to the already sidelined Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen.
The Cause? Sweden's 3-0 record has been delivered by a new generation of Olympians. Erik Karlsson, Patrik Berglund and Oliver Ekman-Larsson are emerging leaders. This group will count on Henrik Lundqvist, Daniel Alfredsson and Daniel Sedin in the medal round, but times are changing for Sweden.