"It felt important to get a good start," Lundqvist said.
"Heading into the game, I was nervous. It always feels good to have a shutout."
Canada and Russia remain the favourites for hockey gold and a gold medal for the home nation in hockey would mean more than any other medal combined.
Radio Sweden's Dave Russell spoke to Hockey nut Dave White , presenter of the afternoon show at CBC Radio in Whitehorse Yukon, to find out just much Canadians love their hockey.