Like many Rangers fans Anton Stralman was up early Friday morning to watch Sweden defeat Finland 2-1 to advance to the Gold Medal Game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Sunday. Of course Stralman had quite the rooting interest, being born and raised in Sweden and with Ranger teammates Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin wearing the yellow and blue in Sochi.

After practice Friday Stralman chatted one-on-one with our own Jim Cerny about the 2014 Olympics, playing on the international stage, Sweden's 2006 Gold Medal, and much more.

Watch and enjoy this one-on-one interview with Swedish Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman, then comment below.

Feb 21 - 6:24pm