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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60