Dan Patrick enters the crease with Henrik Lundqvist.
DP: The Hives or ABBA?
HL: That's a tough one. The Hives.
DP: Are you embarrassed by ABBA?
HL: No, it's good music. They've done so much for Sweden. People still talk about them.
DP: What's the difference between Swedish meatballs and Italian meatballs?
HL: I guess the Swedish ones are smaller.
DP: So are you worried, as a man, that you have to say your meatballs are smaller?
HL: I'm not sure about Italian meatballs. I just know Swedish meatballs are delicious.
DP: Better-looking women in Sweden or the United States?
HL: I have to say Sweden.
DP: Yeah, can't blame you there.
DP: Darius Kasparaitis seems nuts.
HL: He's got a nice car, though. A Bentley.
DP: Wow. I've heard that when you start a Bentley, it sounds like a rocket ship.
HL: Yeah, it's got a V-12 or something.
DP: Goofiest thing you've thought about in goal?
HL: Things I'm going to do the next day, something I'm going to buy. Like a guitar.
DP: If you could play guitar like anyone ...
HL: I always liked Slash. He's a skilled guy.
DP: Guns N' Roses, huh?
HL: My big sister listened to them when I was, like, 10 years old. I thought they were cool.
DP: So ... your wardrobe. You dress like the Beatles did in the '60s: skinny ties and tight suits.
HL: And boots. People dress differently in Europe. It's not very common here in the States.
DP: Have you ever put your gold medal in a CD player to see if it plays?
DP: Are you a lover or a fighter?
HL: Probably a lover. I can fight, but I have to be really mad.
DP: What if a guy shows you up? Say Ovechkin scores on you and celebrates a little too much near the net.
HL: I would probably hit him with a stick on his calf. It's easy to hurt them there.
DP: What're your thoughts on fighting other goalies?
HL: Sometimes it's better to go at a big guy. I heard Ottawa goalie Ray Emery is a fighter, so ...
DP: So you stay away from him. But Theodore, Brodeur--you could take them?
HL: We'll see.