Berglund against Switzerland [Photo by Jukka Rautio/HHOF-IIHF Images]

Hanging High; Berglund tears it up IIHF Style

Berglund against Switzerland [Photo by Jukka Rautio/HHOF-IIHF Images]

Very few men outside of Ronald McDonald make wearing bright yellow look so good. While representing his country at World Championships, however, Patrik Berglund has been a yellow-clad, goal scoring warrior. Our favorite full-time Swedish hockey stud and part-time, freelance reporter has managed to find a way to carry his domination as a carry-on overseas during IIHF World Championships. Berglund has assisted Sweden in their tear toward the Championship final. Berglund has 2 multiple point games under his belt and now leads all players in goals at IIHF World Championships.

Berglund has played in all of Sweden’s five games and has a point total of the same number. Berglund’s play has also earned him a +6 rating in the relatively small number of games played. On Wednesday, May 4th, Sweden stunned Team USA with a 6-2 victory in which Berglund scored twice against two current Blues (Shattenkirk and Porter). Sunday, May 8th, saw Sweden blank out Switzerland 2-0, a game that guarantees Sweden a spot in quarterfinals with 10 points (3 wins and 1 OT loss). Monday, May 9 will pit Sweden against Canada, once again placing Berglund as an “enemy” against a few Blues teammates (Stewart, Pietrangelo and Colaiacovo).

Post Music: Hanging High by Lykke Li – This Swedish pop star has a hauntingly outstanding voice and aims high on her rise to both indie and mainstream fame. Swedish hockey “star” Berglund just aims…and scores.

Tags: Alex Pietrangelo Carlo Colaiacovo Chris Porter Chris Stewart IIHF IIHF World Championships Kevin Shattenkirk Patrik Berglund St. Louis Blues Sweden Team Canada Team USA

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