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Tracking the Storm

Olympic Quarterfinals: Feb. 19

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 2:30 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Olympic Quarterfinals: Feb. 19
Team USA will face Canada and Tuomo Ruutu and Finland will face Sweden in Friday semifinal action.
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 | Qualification, Feb. 18 | Prelims, Feb. 16 | Prelims, Feb. 14-15 | Prelims, Feb. 13 | Related Links: Olympic Viewing Guide | Printable Broadcast Schedule | Full Schedule, Results & Stats



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With three teams featuring Carolina Hurricanes players playing in two quarterfinal games on Wednesday, it was inevitable that at least one would be sent home without a medal.

FIN 3, RUS 1 [Recap, Stats]: It was the Russian national team that struck first on the power play, but the Finns scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 victory that sends them into Friday’s semifinals. Tuomo Ruutu logged 18:47 of ice time, and opposite, Alexander Semin posted four shots on goal – including Russia’s best scoring chance of the second period as he was sprung on a quick rush, only to be denied by Tuukka Rask’s pad stack – in 13:53 of ice time. For Semin and the Russians, it’s a stinging defeat on friendly soil, as their tournament ends early. For Ruutu and Finland, they are at least guaranteed to be playing in a medal game.

USA 5, CZE 2 [Recap, Stats]: The United States punched their ticket to the semifinals with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic in a game that, despite being tied 1-1 early, was never really in doubt. Five different players scored for Team USA, including Phil Kessel who leads Olympic scoring with eight points (5g, 3a). Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and Canes defenseman Justin Faulk was once again a healthy extra.

The schedule is now set for the last four games of the tournament: in Friday semifinal action, Ruutu and the Finns will face the Swedish national team at 7 a.m. (NBCSN), and the United States will take on Canada at noon (NBCSN) in a rematch of the 2010 gold medal game. The loser of each of these games will play for bronze on Saturday at 10 a.m. (NBCSN), and the winners will square off for gold on Sunday at 7 a.m. (NBC).

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



SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 43 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 48 10 19 -13 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 48 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 41 12 7 -12 19
J. Skinner 43 10 9 -8 19
N. Gerbe 44 5 13 -4 18
V. Rask 48 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 46 1 14 -6 15
J. McClement 48 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 11 17 4 .914 2.37
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41