FINAL: Canada beats USA 1-0

Canad defeated Team USA 1-0 to advance to the Gold Medal game against Sweden.

USA will play Finland tomorrow.

  • Rick Nash: 9:32, 0 shots on goal, 4:15 in the first, 2:18 in the second, 2:59 in the third
  • Ryan McDonagh: 1 shot. 23:23. 6:43 in the first, 8:03 in the second, 8:37 in the third. Was on for almost the entire final sequence
  • Ryan Callahan: minus one, 12:34, 4:08 in the first, 4:16 in the second, 4:10 in the third

Ryan Callahan spoke with Pierre McGuire and said that Canada was the best team that they have played and that they couldn’t sustain enough offense.

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Read: Henrik Lundqvist on his game today

Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots today and said that he was happy with how his game came together after letting in Olli Jokinen’s goal. (Expressen)

Jokinen’s goal squeezed through Lundqvist on the short side and Lundqvist said that he relaxed for a second because he thought that it was icing and it was a careless decision by him. (Expressen)

He said that he was happy that he didn’t allow that goal to ruin his focus or put any more pressure on him. (Expressen)

In the tournament, Lundqvist has stopped 117 of 123 shots to have a .951 save percentage and 1.20 GAA. Two of Lundqvist’s five wins have been shutouts.

Picture: Finland newspaper mocks Henrik Lundqvist on cover

(Aftonbladet)

From the Finnish newspaper, via Aftonbladet, “The newspaper columnist Tuomas Nyholm begins his text with “Why is Tre Kronor first goalie Henrik ‘Lunkvisti’ Lundqvist so popular in Sweden? For that mice like cheese. Nyholm chumps and ironically on that Lundqvist “does not have a Stanley Cup title. And hardly going to get any. It is uncertain whether Lunkvisti ever asked a Finnish goalkeeper how trophy conquered. Since they of course do that. “

FINAL: Canada beats Latvia/Plays USA on Friday

Canada defeated Latvia 2-1 on a third period goal from Shea Weber.

  • Canada advances to the semi-finals where they will play the USA on Friday.

Rick Nash had an assist on Patrick Sharp’s first period goal and played 10:58.

He played 4:58 in the first, 3:17 in the second and 2:43 in the third.

FINAL: USA eliminate Czech Republic

USATeam USA defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 today to advance to the semi finals.

The USA scorers were: James van Riemsdyk, Dustin Brown, David Backes, Zach Parise and Phil Kessel.

Ryan McDonagh had an assist and played 19:39.

  • 7:39 in the first, 4:48 in the second and 7:12 in the third.

Ryan Callahan played 14:57.

  • 4:59 in the first, 5:39 in the second and 4:19 in the third

Derek Stepan was scratched for Team USA.

FINAL: Finland eliminates Russia/will play Sweden

Finland has eliminated Russia from the Olympics with a 3-1 win.

  • Finland’s goals were scored by Juhamatti Aaltonen, Teemu Selanne and Mikael Granlund.
  • Russia’s goal was scored by Ilya Kovalchuk

Finland will play Sweden on Friday with the winner going to play for the Gold Medal.

Finland lost to Sweden in the Gold Medal game in 2006.

Henrik Lundqvist

Read: Sweden really likes having Henrik Lundqvist as their goalie

In three games for Sweden so far, Henrik Lundqvist has stopped 73 of 78 shots, has a .935 save percentage and a GAA of 1.67.

Lundqvist said that he is playing his game and at the level he needs to be at for his team to win.

Sweden captain Niklas Kronwall says that Lundqvist has been “unbelievable” and the team is fortunate to have the best goalie in the world.

Nicklas Backstrom, who has played against Lundqvist in four playoff series, said that Lundqvist has been the best player for Sweden and his presence brings a calming influence to the rest of the team.

Read: Henrik Lundqvist feels alright/what happened when Erik Karlsson hit him

Henrik LundqvistDuring practice in Sochi yesterday, Erik Karlsson ran into Henrik Lundqvist.

Lundqvist was reporteded to be okay and Karlsson said that he apologized to him 500.

When asked about what happened, Lundqvist said today that it was an accident and that while he was in pain after being run into, he feels better today and is glad that it isn’t worse. (Expressen)

He said that he was so focused on the puck and wasn’t expecting to be run into. Lundqvist added that he is just happy that no one got seriously hurt.  (Expressen)