2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – Day Five

Feb 16, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Russia goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov (1) blocks a shot by Slovakia forward Tomas Tatar (90) in a shootout in a men’s preliminary round ice hockey game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Day Five of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament kicked of with Austria beating Norway at 3:00 a.m. Eastern and ending with USA dominating Slovenia, while Canada needed extra time to best Finland.

For the first time in the tournament, the Red Wings at Sochi failed to score a goal or pick up an assist. This might have to do with the fact that Team Red Wings Sweden was not in action for day five.

Even without the large contingent of Wings playing there were still plenty of chances for the players who were on the ice.

Tomas Tatar came the closest during the shootout against Russia and had a chance to extend the shootout by scoring, but he was denied by Semyon Varlamov.

Tomas Jurco and Pavel Datsyuk each had zero shot on net, which is a very surprising stat for both players and something that will most likely not happen again during the tournament.

In other news, Henrik Zetterberg could fly back to Detroit as soon as Tuesday, he has been ruled out of the Olympic and at least Detroit’s first few game after the Olympic break.

Day Five Scores

Latvia: 3 – Norway: 1

Russia: 1 - Slovakia: 0

USA: 5 - Slovenia: 1

Canada: 2 – Finland: 1

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Topics: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Detroit Red Wings, NHL

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