Sweden’s Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame

Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg has been announced as the third Swede ever to join the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Sweden's Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame
Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
The induction ceremony will be staged in Toronto on November 17th following votes by an 18-member selection panel this past weekend.
Forsberg's shootout goal brought Sweden gold at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and the moment was immortalized on a Swedish postage stamp.
Forsberg, who won the Stanley Cup twice while playing for Colorado, saw his career cut short by injury but he ended with 249 goals in 708 career games.
"It has been a good run and I wouldn't change places with anybody," Forsberg said. "Joining Börje Salming and Mats Sundin in the Hall of Fame as
the third Swedish member makes it especially gratifying for me."
Forsberg will be joined by Czech goal-tending legend Dominik Hasek, American Mike Modano, Canadian Rob Blake, the late Pat Burns as a coach and referee Bill McCreary.

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It’s official: Sweden’s Lundqvist is the NHL’s best goalie

Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist made 12 straight saves to win the goaltender competition at the NHL all-star game's skill night.

It's official: Sweden's Lundqvist is the NHL's best goalie
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers celebrates winning the Ticketmaster NHL Save Streak during the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills contest on Friday in San Jose, California. Photo: Thearon W. Hender
The New York Rangers goalie knocked off Russian Olympian Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who held the lead through several rounds after stopping the first eight shots he faced. 
The skill contests held on Friday night in San Jose, California also saw Edmonton Oilers speedster Connor McDavid win his third straight fastest skater title in a competition that included a female participant for the first time.
Canada's McDavid charged around the rink in just 13.37 seconds to eclipse Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel, who finished in 13.58 seconds at the SAP Center arena.
Kendall Coyne, who plays on the American women's national team, was invited to take part and finished seventh out of eight skaters, beating out Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller. Coyne cruised to a time of 14.34 seconds while Keller, who has 11 goals and 35 points with the Coyotes this season, finished in 14.52. 
“I thought she was unbelievable,” McDavid said. “She was absolutely flying out there.” 
Last year, Coyne's teammate Hilary Knight did the accuracy shooting drill, but her impressive time wasn't included in the official results.
Johnny Gaudreau defended his title in the puck control contest with a time of 27.045, and John Carlson, who captured a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last season, won the hardest shot contest with a blast of 102.8 mph.
The NHL all-star game will take place on Sunday.