The Colorado Avalanche are headed to Sweden in November, and Gabriel Landeskog tried to make sure at least two of his teammates know some facts about his homeland.
On Nov. 10 and 11, the Avalanche will take on the Ottawa Senators in Stockholm at the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series. Landeskog, the Avalanche captain, is a native of Stockholm.
In the first edition of "KeyBank Sweden Fly Away" trivia (the Avalanche said more episodes are coming soon), Landeskog did his best game-show host impersonation as defenseman Erik Johnson, who was born in Minnesota, and defenseman Tyson Barrie, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, battled it out as contestants.
There were more than a few laughs among the teammates, and traditional game show buzz-in rules were violated, but it was good, clean, educational fun.
Bonus points to Johnson for using a Swedish sentence to answer a question. While we couldn't decipher the answer to the question, Landeskog gave him the point, and that's good enough for us.