Day Four of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament kicked of with Slovenia fending off Slovakia at 3:00 a.m. Eastern and ending with Sweden squeking by Latvia, while Switzerland held onto on one goal lead for the victory against Czech Republic.
Three Detroit Red Wings were able to pick up goals in Olympic action yesterday, along with an honorary Red Wing.
Tomas Jurco tallied his first goal of the tournament with 18 seconds left in the game against Slovenia to end their shutout attempt, Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the tournament, Pavel Datsyuk picked up his first and second goals against USA, and Jimmie Ericsson – Jonathan Ericsson’s older brother – scored the game winning goal for Sweden.
Tomas Jurco showed off his quick release on his goal; once the puck hit his stick, he was able to launch it into the back of the net.
Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goals for Russia against the USA and did everything in his power to win the game, but no one was ready for T.J. Oshie’s shootout magic.
Datsyuk showed his magic skills against the USA by having three players draped all over him and still being able to be Jonathan Quick glove side.
Later in the game, USA let him set up on the face-off dot and rip a wrister past Quick, glove-side again. No one challenged him because they were afraid of his stick skills, but they forgot he has an amazing shot as well.
Day Four Scores
Slovakia: 1 – Slovenia: 3
USA: 3 – Russia: 2
Sweden: 5 – Latvia: 3
Switzerland: 1 – Czech Republic: 0