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Olympic Preliminary Round: Feb. 14-15

Saturday, 02.15.2014 / 10:45 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Olympic Preliminary Round: Feb. 14-15
Quick recaps from the three games involving Canes players in the preliminary round of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
CarolinaHurricanes.com is providing complete coverage of the four Canes players participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Player Features: Justin Faulk | Andrej Sekera | Tuomo Ruutu | Alexander Semin | Game Recaps: Semifinals, Feb. 21 | Quarterfinals, Feb. 19 | Qualification, Feb. 18 | Prelims, Feb. 16 | Prelims, Feb. 13 | Related Links: Olympic Viewing Guide | Printable Broadcast Schedule | Full Schedule, Results & Stats



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Tuomo Ruutu and Team Finland were in action on Friday, Feb. 14.

FIN 6, NOR 1 [Recap, Stats]: Ruutu posted two assists and was a plus-3 as Finland trounced Norway 6-1. Ruutu’s first assist came as he fished a puck out of the corner and fed Olli Maatta at the point, leading to a Lauri Korpikoski redirection in front. Through two tournament games, Ruutu ranks second in team assists (2) and tied for first in plus/minus (plus-3).

Slovakia, Team USA and Russia were involved in preliminary round action on Saturday, Feb 15.

SLV 3, SVK 1 [Recap, Stats]: Slovenia earned their first-ever victory in men’s Olympic hockey, defeating Andrej Sekera and Team Slovakia 3-1 thanks to a three-goal third period. For the second game in a row, Sekera was again the team-leader in ice time, skating in 26:30, and he was a minus-1.

USA 3, RUS 2 (SO) [Recap, Stats]: If you missed this tilt, you missed one heck of a hockey game. And this is just the preliminary round. T.J. Oshie scored the deciding goal – his fourth goal in six tries – in the eighth round of the shootout. In regulation, Team USA netted two power-play goals, and Pavel Datsyuk scored twice for the Russians. Faulk was again a scratch for the Americans, and Semin registered a shot on goal in 14:34 of ice time.

Preliminary round games will conclude on Sunday. On the docket: Russia vs. Slovakia (USA) and USA vs. Slovenia (NBCSN) at 7:30 a.m., and Finland vs. Canada at noon (USA). Look for a similar wrap-up available on our site on Sunday afternoon. A full, printable broadcast schedule plus much more information and goodies can be found in our Olympic viewing guide.

For a full list of Olympic ice hockey schedule and results, including individual player statistics, please click here.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62