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Swedes looking for redemption

Updated: August 27, 2004, 12:14 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Think Bill Buckner with a puck and you have some sense of the demons that dog the Swedish national hockey team.

In this case, it was a long, fluttering slapshot at 17:36 of the third period of the quarterfinal elimination game at the Salt Lake City Olympics. It drove a stake through the heart of the Swedes' gold-medal hopes, reinforcing their international reputation as big-game chokers.

Can you remember who hit the ball that scooted through Buckner's legs? On this February 2002 afternoon ...

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