The official stats credited him with one shot in an 8-2 loss.
It was one game in a must-win situtation. Not the worst time to see
what Robert Nilsson was willing to do.
I saw some skills from a player that seemed willing to go into the
corners but was hardly physical. He attempted several shots from bad
angles and was on the ice for both of Sweden's goals. After Sweden
scored the second goal he made a few very nice touch passes that the
forwards just missed converting so he showed some nice vision of the
ice and had some composure. He also carried the puck up the ice
several times but was making individual moves that did not lead to a
good opportunity. He also came back and forced a USA forward to alter
his shot on a breakaway.
Bottom Line, Sweden was totally outclassed in the third peirod which
speaks more of a program that has not won a medal at the WJC in a
long time. Nilsson is part of the team and a leader and shares in
that but he showed he has some raw talent that needs to play a lot