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Olympic Preliminary Round: Feb. 14-15

Saturday, 02.15.2014 / 10:45 AM / 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.



SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45