Day Two of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament kicked of with Finland crushing Austria at 3:00 a.m. Eastern and ending with Canada barely scrapping out a victory against Norway.
Tomas Tatar was the only Red Wing to able to make it on the scoreboard in day two and it was a beautiful goal. Tatar received a pass from Marian Hossa, went around Paul Martin, and beat Jonathan Quick high glove-side.
Jimmy Howard did not dress for Team USA and with how well Jonathan Quick played in net, I doubt he will see any ice time in Sochi.
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are battling injuries during the Olympics and now both have missed practice because of the injures. Datsyuk looked good against Slovenia, while Zetterberg took a heavy cross-check to the back against the Czech team and was slow to get back on his skates.
Zetterberg is done for the Olympic games due to the herniated disc in his back and his NHL season could be in jeopardy. Niklas Kronwall will take over as captain, while Daniel Alfredsson becomes an alternate.
The Red Wings will have six participants in today’s prelim action: Daniel Alfredsson, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, and Gustav Nyquist will take the ice for Sweden and Mike Babcock will try to lead Canada to another victory in what should be an easy game.
Czech Republic vs Latvia – 3:00 a.m. – MSNBC
Sweden vs Switzerland – 7:30 a.m. – NBCSN
Canada vs Austria – 12:00 p.m. – USA – CBC
Norway vs Finland – 12:00 p.m. – MSNBC
Topics: Detroit Red Wings