So far, the men’s Olympic hockey has been entertaining and intriguing. From the close game between Latvia and Switzerland yesterday to the complete domination by the USA over Slovakia today, it has piqued our interests and opened our eyes to who the contenders may be.
According to TSN.ca, Henrik Zetterberg is questionable to play for Team Sweden on Friday, February 14th, when they take on Team Switzerland. Zetterberg has a herniated disc which kept him out of practice this morning. The Detroit Red Wings captain has been dealing with a herniated disc for a few months now and, apparently, yesterday’s game had re-aggravated the injury.
Team Finland won over Team Austria by a score of 8-4. Tuuka Rask of the Boston Bruins stopped 16 of 20 shots on goal for Finland while Michael Grabner got 2 goals for Team Austria. CBC.ca has all the stats.
The Russians took on Slovenia this morning. Russia won with a final score of 5-2 with goals my Alex Ovechkin, Yevgeni Malkin, and Ilya Kovalchuk. You can read more about Ovi’s goal for Team Russia on the FanSided Washington Capitals site, Stars And Sticks.
Team USA won by a large margin over Team Slovakia this morning. Tomas Tatar got the lone goal for Team Slovakia while an entire list of players received accolades for their goals and assists that led to a 7-1 win for the American team. Jonathan Quick, goalie for the L.A.Kings, stood tall in net for the USA, making 22 saves of 23 shots on net. Too Many Men On The Site has a full recap.
There’s a lot more hockey to come and you can be sure that I will be watching as many of the games as possible. Check back daily for links and updates of all the international hockey teams.