The NHL's regular season is coming to an end.
The night before Sunday, Swedish time, the last basic series matches are played, but it is already clear which 16 teams will be allowed to play the playoffs.
Two teams that miss it are Elias Pettersson's Vancouver Canucks and Jesper Bratt's New Jersey Devils.
Two names that SVT's hockey expert Jonas Andersson terribly likes to see in Tre Kronor's World Cup squad.
- Jesper Bratt looks very good right now.
He averages almost one point per game in the NHL and can break patterns and that is what I think Sweden needs in a World Cup tournament.
That was what was missing in the Olympics and I really hope that he will be there, says Andersson.
"Baking at the end"
As for Pettersson, he has gone from strength to strength lately after a tough start to the season.
- He has been roasting now at the end so it is a dream name, says Andersson who believes that players of Bratt's and Pettersson's caliber are a must for Sweden to have a chance to salvage a World Cup gold.
- It may be right to build a solid squad that plays a good defensive, but if you do not spice it up with someone who can actually deliver forward, break patterns and do this little extra, I do not think Sweden has good enough chances to win, in that case, they must be lucky.