The New Jersey Devils three Czech olympians took the ice against the Swedes in the opening game for Men’s olympic ice hockey.
The Czech’s got their goal support from Jaromir Jagr and Marek Zidlicky, who put home both goals. Also, Patrik Elias registered an assist on the Zidlicky goal.
Zidlicky’s goal was like one the Devils are accustomed to seeing from him. He ripped a high slap shot from the right circle past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for the first Czech goal.
Jagr scored differently. He carried the puck down low and shoveled a one-handed shot past the right pad of Lundqvist. It was a strange goal to score, but cool to watch nonetheless.
But their support was not enough to hold off the surging Swedish team, who scored four unanswered goals to open the game.