STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a 2-0 win over Sweden in a World Cup warm-up game Sunday. Andy Dalton Womens Jersey . After a slow start, the Belgians took advantage of a Swedish defensive mistake that allowed Axel Witsel to set up the Everton striker in the 34th minute. Hazard easily rolled in the second goal in the 78th from a pass by Kevin De Bruyne. "In the first 10 minutes of the match I felt we were a bit hesitant, they played a bit soft," Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said about his team. "Then they got five to six opportunities and they found a solution to get into the game." Sweden, which played without injured star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had its best chance in the 68th minute when Jimmy Durmaz hit the crossbar after a corner. Ibrahimovic decided to sit out the game just before the start citing back problems. Expectations are high on Belgiums young team, with stars like Lukaku, Hazard and Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, ahead of the World Cup. It is the countrys first World Cup in 12 years, and it will play Russia, South Korea and Algeria in Group H. Lukaku, who scored the two decisive goals against Croatia that sent Belgium to the World Cup, also scored a hat trick against Luxembourg on Monday. The 21-year-olds position in the team has become much more important after Belgiums No. 1 Christian Benteke went down with an Achilles injury in April, and out of the World Cup. Hazard said the atmosphere in the team is good ahead of the tournament. "There are always things to work on but I think at the end of the day we kept a clean sheet and I think except for the first 15 minutes the organization of the team was good," he said. Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing to Portugal in a playoff. Michael Jordan Youth Jersey . Toronto ended an 0-4-0 skid with Sundays shootout win over visiting New Jersey, but the club could have a difficult time making it two victories in a row tonight. The Maple Leafs have dropped three straight and 11 of the last 12 regular- season meetings against Boston overall and the Bruins have claimed six straight in Beantown. Germaine Pratt Womens Jersey . Osmond, of Marystown, N.L., fell in the middle of her routine and placed fifth in the ladies free skate at Iceberg Skating Palace (110.73 points), but that was all the Canadians needed after a strong performance by Kevin Reynolds in the mens free earlier Sunday. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Anthony-Munoz-Jersey/ . In the days leading up to the draft, TSN.ca and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. Tonight, Michigans Nik Stauskas of Mississauga, Ontario.BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings put Jonas Gustavsson in a tough spot, and the backup goaltender bailed them out. Gustavsson made 21 saves, including a stop on Steve Otts penalty shot, and the Red Wings sent the Buffalo Sabres to their fourth straight loss, 3-1 on Sunday. Tied at 1 with 9:39 gone in the second period, Niklas Kronwall hooked Ott on a breakaway and Buffalo was awarded a penalty shot. The Sabres captain went left, and Gustavsson stayed with him. "I didnt actually think he was going to go that way because thats the way he went when he had the first opportunity, but he did," Gustavsson said. "I tried to be patient and follow him and lucky enough, he didnt score." Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings. Henrik Zetterberg had an assist for his 700th career point. Cody Hodgson scored Buffalos goal. The Sabres are winless since a victory in interim coach Ted Nolans first game on Nov. 15. The Red Wings were playing their third game in four nights but appeared the fresher team against the struggling Sabres. "We decided to play a really solid game tonight," Franzen said. "We talked about being patient, not giving up too many chances for the other team. I think we stuck to the plan pretty good and finally managed to get the win." Gustavsson was a difference maker, with several key stops on Buffalos two third-period power plays, including a save on Drew Staffords between-the-legs effort. "Hes a gamer," Franzen said. "He battles like crazy out there. He can really play the puck and read the play so weve got a lot of confidence in him." Detroit improved to 7-3-1 on the road. Buffalo has lost 11 of 13 home games. Ryan Miller made 32 saves for the Sabres. He is 2-8-2 against Detroit in his career. "We cant just get by and feel like 1-1 is good," he said. "We have to go for it at home, especially with a team playing three in four nights." The Sabres took a 1-0 lead 11:58 into tthe game on a highlight-reel goal from Hodgson. Jonah Williams Bengals Jersey. Stafford intercepted a clearing attempt and passed in the slot to Hodgson, who forced Gustavsson out of the crease goal and then, with his body behind the goal line, used his backhand to tuck the puck into the net. Detroit controlled play for most of the first period but Miller made 14 saves, including a left pad save on Joakim Andersson in the closing seconds, to maintain the Sabres lead. "Hes really good," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "Him and (Boston goalie Tuukka Rask) to me are two of the best skating goalies in the league. They look like they put no effort into it. Theyre just always in the right place. I thought he made some really good saves." It took less than a minute of second period play for Detroit to tie it. Alfredsson found Darren Helm in the slot, and Helm spun away from Tyler Ennis to lift a backhand past Miller. "I knew there was someone on my back there," said Helm, whos scored in three consecutive games. "I just tried to get into the middle and get a shot off. I kind of surprised myself." The go-ahead goal came on a power play when Franzens shot deflected off Sabres defenceman Alexander Sulzer and past Miller. Zetterberg assisted on the tally and improved his point total to 28, good for second in the NHL. Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal to clinch the win. It was the sixth game pitting Ryan Miller against his younger brother Drew, who is 5-1 against his older sibling. "He played really well," Drew Miller said. "A close win for us where he plays well but we still wins is kind of a bonus for me." NOTES: The Sabres wore their gold alternate jerseys for the first of 10 scheduled games this season... Detroit RW Todd Bertuzzi missed his second game with an upper body injury. ... The Red Wings were without Pavel Datsyuk, who is recovering from a concussion after an elbow from Jared Cowen on Saturday night in Detroit. He will be out indefinitely. ' ' '
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