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Have Six Swedes Ever Started A Game Before Last Night?

from Afton Bladet (translated),

The Detroit Red Wings are known as the NHL's big svensklag.

At night it was clearer than ever.

Total Detroit had eight Swedes on the ice.

Six of which were on the line up when the puck was released.

 Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson, 29, started in goal.

 Jonathan Ericsson, 29, and Niklas Kronwall, 32, formed backpar.

 And Johan Franzen, 33, Henrik Zetterberg, 33, and Gustav Nyquist, 24, started the chain.

- I wonder if we did not see the Swedish hockey history. I doubt that it could have happened before in the NHL, says Tre Kronor coach Pär Mårts, which is in North America to scout OS player, TT.

more (not transated but I covered most of it above)

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