Day Three of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament kicked of with Czech Republic beating Latvia at 3:00 a.m. Eastern and ending with Canada crushing Austria, while Finland dominated Norway.
While there were plenty of Detroit Red Wings in action yesterday, all with Team Sweden, it was Daniel Alfredsson who put up the only goal by a Red Wing.
Pavel Datsyuk is set to play tonight, while Henrik Zetterberg is resting in the Olympic Village. He could stay in the village for up to three days before deciding whether to return to Detroit or play with Sweden later in the tournament.
The beginning of Niklas Kronwall‘s captaincy was rough, but his alternate captain, Daniel Alfredsson, bailed him out with a big goal in the third period and avoid the upset.
The Red Wings will have seven participants in today’s prelim action: Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar for Slovakia, Pavel Datsyuk with Russia, and Daniel Alfredsson, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, and Gustav Nyquist will take the ice for Sweden.
In two games for Team Sweden a Red Wing has scored the game winning goal. Can Gustav Nyquist make it three straight, tonight?
Slovakia vs Slovenia - 3:00 a.m.
USA vs Russia – 7:30 a.m.
Sweden vs Latvia – 12:00 p.m.
Switzerland vs Czech Republic – 12:00 p.m.