Updated: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:36 | By Agence France-Presse

High-five Swedes reach Olympic hockey semis

Henrik Lundqvist posted the shutout and Loui Eriksson scored twice as undefeated Sweden beat Slovenia 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament on Wednesday.


High-five Swedes reach Olympic hockey semis

Sweden's Loui Eriksson (C) tries to score against Slovenia goalkeeper Robert Kristan during the men's ice hockey quarter-final at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 - by Jonathan Nackstrand

Lundqvist, who has been the busiest goaltender in the tournament, has allowed just five goals in four games for Sweden who are trying to erase memories of their quarter-final loss four years ago in Vancouver.

Lundqvist made 19 saves Wednesday and is the only goaltender to play every minute of each game so far.

Sweden has a perfect 4-0 record in the tournament after a 4-2 victory against the Czech Republic, a 1-0 win against Switzerland and a 5-3 triumph against Latvia.

Slovenia, who were making their Olympic debut, have just one player on their roster from from an NHL team, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings.

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