CALGARY, FEB. 16 -- Andrzej Hanisz made 31 saves and eighth-seeded Poland stunned world champion Sweden with a 1-1 tie in today's second round of Olympic hockey.
The Poles took only 15 shots, but allowed the Swedes no rebound shots, although the Swedes kept play in the Polish end most of the game.
Swedish defenseman Andres Eldebrink scored a power play goal 3:50 into the second period. Poland tied the game 43 seconds later when Jaroslaw Morawiecki skated into the Swedish zone, faked left and put an eight-footer past Peter Lindmark.
After the game, Polish players rushed to hug Hanisz, while the Swedes merely skated off the ice. The tie should not greatly diminish Sweden's chances of reaching the medal round, but it will help the Poles in their quest to advance from round-robin play.
Later, the Canadian team survived its second straight scare, beating ninth-seeded Switzerland, 4-2, to move into first place in its division. Former NHL forward Gord Sherven's rebound goal with 15:14 to play broke a 1-1 tie and spoiled a wonderful game by Richard Bucher, who made 41 saves.
Finland scored four goals in the first 7:18 of its match with France and ended with a 10-1 victory.
At the tournament, Alan Eagleson, the executive director of the NHL Players Association, said defensemen Vyacheslav Fetisov and Alexander Kasatonov, two of the top players on the Soviet Olympic team, are "dying" to play in the NHL. He said they likely will, if the Soviet team wins the gold medal.
Eagleson, NHL President John Ziegler and Soviet Hockey Minister Vyacheslav Kolosov are scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss, among other things, the NHL signing Soviet players.