Men’s Olympic Hockey Quarter-Finals recap Russia bows out as offense fizzles

2014 Sochi Olympics logoST LOUIS – Host nation falls; anxious moments for Canada, Sweden and United States continue to roll

#1 Sweden vs #8 Slovenia

Entering the 2014 Olympic Games, Slovenia had won just two of the 32 games they played at this high level of international competition. They doubled that win total in just four games, but the ride ends with a 5-0 loss to the mighty Swedes. The victory was not a cakewalk, though, as Slovenia

The Slovenians committed to team-play with discipline, worth ethic and fundamental hockey. Sweden banked on wearing Slovenia down and after a little more than two periods, eventually exhausted the surprise team of the tournament.

After an Alexander Steen power play goal late in the first period, the Slovenians trailed by just one goal even after being outshot after two periods 26-11. But then Daniel Sedin scored 1:42 into the final frame. Still keeping the game tight, Slovenia surrendered a third goal, this time to Loui Ericcson for a 3-0 lead just more than six minutes later. Carl Hagelin added a pair of goals to secure the 5-0 victory.

Defensively, the Swedes limited Slovenia to 19 shots and Henrik Lundqvist set a modern-era record with his fifth Olympic shutout. Sweden fired 33 shots at the Slovenia net in the victory. The Swedes now face Finland in a rematch of the 2006 gold medal game in Torino, Italy.

#2 United States vs #7 Czech Republic

Any team can win on any given day, but when a lower-seeded team runs into a team like the United States in Olympic hockey, there is little you can do to defeat the American squad. Such was the case in the game between the United States and Czech Republic.

It took just 1:39 for the Americans to get on the board when James van Riemsdyk beat Czech goaltender Ondrej Pavelec in a shot that deflected off the netminder’s pad. The Czech’s did not take long to answer, though, when Alex Hemsky was credit with a goal on a play in which a clearing attempt by Ryan McDonagh when off Ryan Suter and into the American goal to tie the score.

A little more than ten minutes later, Dustin Brown made it 2-1 and with just 1.8 seconds left in the period, David Backes, a devastating goal for the Czechs to allow heading to the intermission down 3-1.

The Untied States continued building onto their lead after Zbynek Michalek took an interference penalty at 8:27. The American power play went to work and just over a minute into the man-advantage, Zach Parise, the only American player with a negative rating (-1) netted his first goal and point of the tournament. The power play goal widened the lead to 4-1. This also brought a change in goal as Alexander Salak replaced Pavelec in net. As the period ended, the Czechs held the shot advantage 14-12.

 

The United States wasn’t done in the scoring department. Just more than two minutes into the final period, Phil Kessel netted his fifth goal in four games and Olympic-leading eighth point to make it 5-1. Ales Hemsky added a second goal with seven minutes left to cut the lead to 5-2, but that was as close as the Czechs could come to challenging the Americans.

In the victory, Jonathan Quick turned aside 21 of 23 shots in getting his third win of the Olympics. After Pavelec allowed 4 of 12 shots, Salak stopped 12 o 13 shots in a respectable relief performance, albeit in a losing cause.

The Americans are rolling on all cylinders getting goals from twelve different players. The balanced scoring and tight defense give optimism as t how they might perform against their next opponent, a sluggish Canadian squad.

#3 Canada vs #11 Latvia

After winning the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics on home ice in Vancouver, the Canadian team expected to have targets painted on their back as defending champions. They knew they would be viewed as the team to beat and no matter who the opponent, each game would be a difficult struggle for victory. Against unlikely Latvia, Canada faced their toughest test yet.

While Canada drew first blood at 13:37 of the first period with a goal by Patrick Sharp, Latvia answered 2:08 minutes later with a goal by Lauris Darzins. Darzins moved in all alone on Canada netminder Carey Price who sprawled along the ice for the save only to have a backhand drive sale into the upper part of the net. That Latvia answered the Canadian goal so quickly gave the underdog some attention.

Canada knew they would be in for a fight the rest of the game. The period ended 1-1, but with Canada having a decisive advantage in shots 15-5. Neither team scored in the second period despite several power plays, two by Canada and one by Latvia. The Canadians continued to pummel the Latvian net outshooting them in the middle frame 19-5 for a two period total of 34-10. Still, the game remained tied with the Latvians sensing they could do something special against Canada in the third period.

 

The final period provided opportunity at new life for both teams, but only one team would come away with a goal. Canada took advantage of a power play with Latvian defenseman Georgijs Pujacs off for slashing. With assists from Jonathan Toews and Drew Doughty, Shea Webber put a blast past Latvia netminder Kristers Gudlevskis to make it 2-1. It was Canada’s 10th shot of the period and 54th of the game. Latvia struggled to gain much more pressure on the Canadians the rest of the period.

 

In goal, Price turned aside 15 of 16 shots with limited pressure while Gudlevskis was spectacular turning aside 55 of 57 shots in the loss. Despite the win, Canada has yet to get their high-profiled stars into a scoring rhythm. In four games, Sidney Crosby has just two assists, Rick Nash one assist, and Chris Kunitz zero points. John Tavares, who has no points, was injured in the second period, did not return and is out for the remainder of the tournament.

Canada now faces the United States in the semi-final and look to get on track against an American team which has been dominating in three of their four games and has yet to lose.

#4 Finland vs #5 Russia

The host nation struggled to gain traction the entire tournament, but somehow managed to survive to reach the quarter-finals. Eventually, the problems continued and they could no longer escape the inability to score with their best players stymied most of the tournament. Still, the game started with momentum for the host nation with a pro-Russian crowd.

Just under eight minutes into the game and on the power play with Michael Granlund off for holding, Pavel Datsyuk delivered a pass to a waiting Ilya Kovalchuk in the high between the circles. The Russian sniper deposited a one-time slap shot between the legs of a laterally moving Tuukka Rask to give the host nation the game’s first goal.

But Finland answered just 1:27 later while a tired group of Russian players remained on the ice after just a 0:24 shift. On the ensuing face-off to the left of the Russian net, Petri Kontiola won the draw cleanly from Alexei Tereshenko. Juhamatti Aaltonen picked up the loose puck and stickhandled around Nikita Nikitin. He then snapped a short-side shot past Russian goalie Semyon Varlamov.

After end-to-end play and a high drive from Tereshenko which wrapped around the Finnish boards, the puck skipped over Slava Voynov’s stick. In a race for the puck as it entered the neutral zone, Mikael Granlund outraced the Russian defenseman and gained control racing two on one with Teemu Selanne. While the last man back fell, Granlund centered a pass to Selanne who sent a shot past the sprawling Varalmov into the net for a 2-1 Finnish lead and how the period ended.

While on the power play, Kimmo Timonen set-up to the right of the Russian goal and centered a pass to Teemu Selanne positioned high in the slot. Selanne did not get all of the shot, but enough to send it toward the Russian goal. That’s where Mikael Grandlund took the puck eluding Varlamov and sending a backhand shot beyond the goaltender’s left pad on a shot made at a very sharp angle.

The goal extending Finland’s lead to 3-1, quieting a pro-Russian crowd once electrified when the host nation opened the scoring early in the game. The goal also led to Russia replacing Varlamov in net with Sergei Borbrovsky. Varlamov, a surprise starter to many, did not look sharp at all with two of the three goals widely considered preventable.

The move seemed to inspire the Russians for short time, but ill-advised penalties at key times along with long shifts exhausting and stifling any Russian attack were keys to the host nation’s demise. Finland continued with calm, disciplined play and opportunities as they developed with no push to taking risks. Goaltender Tuukka Rask turned away 37 of 38 shots in regaining the type of play which had eluded star backstop earlier in group play.

Russia’s problem throughout the tournament continued through to the quarter-finals. In five games, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin combined for just two goals and three assists. It was third Olympics in a row where the Russians failed to win a medal of any color, the last being a bronze at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Sweden 5, Slovenia 0
Finland 3, Russia 1
USA 5, Czech Republic 2
Canada 2, Latvia 1

RASK AND SELANNE ELIMINATE THE RUSSIANS
The goaltending of Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) and a goal by ageless Teemu Selanne (Anaheim Ducks) helped Finland ruin Russia’s medal hopes. Rask stopped 37 of 38 shots fired his way by the feared Russian attack and Selanne’s record-setting first-period goal broke a 1-1 tie and stood up as the game-winner in a 3-1 Finland victory. Selanne, 43 years and 231 days, in his sixth Olympics, broke his own record as the oldest player to score a goal at the Olympics. He also assisted on a goal by Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild). The 21-year old Granlund wasn’t even born when Selanne made his Olympic debut in 1992.
 
CANADA EDGES LATVIA ON LATE GOAL BY WEBER
A power play goal by Shea Weber (Nashville Predators) at 13:06 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the margin of victory in Canada’s 2-1 win.  Latvian head coach Ted Nolan (Buffalo Sabres) made a goaltending change after Latvia’s win in the quarter-final and it paid off as netminder Kristers Gudlevskis, a 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick, made 55 saves to keep Latvia’s hopes of one of the greatest upsets in international hockey alive until the final buzzer. Gudlevskis is a member of Team Canada Executive Director Steve Yzerman’s Tampa Bay Lightning AHL affiliate in Syracuse during the regular season. Weber and fellow defenseman Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings) have combined for seven goals in the Olympics, Canada’s forwards have scored a total of six goals.
 
USA CRUISES PAST CZECHS TO REACH THE SEMIS
The USA got goals from five different forwards as they defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 to reach the semi-finals for the second straight Olympics. The USA’s defensemen pitched in by combining for five points, led by defenseman Ryan Suter’s (Minnesota Wild) three assists. Phil Kessel (Toronto Maple Leafs) scored his fifth goal which is the most by a U.S. Olympian in a tournament since John LeClair scored six during the 2002 Games.  Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings) made 21 saves in the victory.

LUNDQVIST BLANKS SLOVENIA AS SWEDEN MOVES ON
Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) made 19 saves to earn his second shutout of these Olympics. Sweden, leading 1-0 after two periods, erupted for four goals in the third period to skate off with a 5-0 win over upset-minded Slovenia. Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers) scored two goals and Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins) scored a goal and added an assist.
 
WHERE THEY STAND
Individual Leaders
 
PLAYER TRACKER
A daily look at the performances of NHL players in Sochi:
 
Anaheim Ducks
* Ryan Getzlaf had three shots on goal in 15:55 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Corey Perry equaled a team-high with five shots on goal in 16:13 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Teemu Selanne scored a goal and added an assist, equaled a team-high with four shots on goal and was a +1 rating in 14:09 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Cam Fowler played 15:17 and had one shot on goal for USA.
 
* Jakob Silfverberg had 10:17 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Sami Vatanen had one shot on goal in 18:49 of ice-time for Finland.
 
Boston Bruins
* Patrice Bergeron had four shots on goal in 13:31 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist, three shots on goal and a +2 rating in 17:44 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Tuukka Rask stopped 37 of 38 shots for Finland.
 
* David Krejci had one shot on goal in 17:32 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
Buffalo Sabres
* Henrik Tallinder did not dress for Sweden.
 
* Jhonas Enroth did not dress for Sweden.
 
* Zemgus Girgensons had a team-high three shots on goal in 21:17 of ice-time for Latvia.
 
* Ryan Miller served as the backup for USA.
 
Calgary Flames
* Ladislav Smid was a +1 rating in 20:27 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
Carolina Hurricanes
* Tuomo Ruutu logged 18:47 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Alexander Semin had four shots on goal in 13:53 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Justin Faulk did not dress for USA.
 
Chicago Blackhawks
* Duncan Keith had five shots on goal in 22:41 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Jonathan Toews had an assist and two shots on goal in 18:15 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Patrick Sharp scored a goal, had two shots on goal and was a +1 rating in 12:37 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Patrick Kane registered one assist, two shots on net and a +1 rating in 17:28 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Michal Rozsival had one shot on goal in 18:54 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Marcus Kruger had one shot on goal and a +2 rating in 11:54 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Niklas Hjalmarsson had two shots on goal and a +1 rating in 18:32 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Johnny Oduya had an assist, one shot on goal and a +1 rating in 17:04 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
Colorado Avalanche
* Matt Duchene did not dress for Canada.
 
* Gabriel Landeskog had two shots on goal in 15:32 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Paul Stastny skated for 10:15 for USA.
 
* Semyon Varlamov stopped 12 of 15 shots he faced for Russia.
 
 Columbus Blue Jackets
* Artem Anisimov had two shots on goal in 17:27 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all seven shots he faced for Russia.
 
* Nikita Nikitin had three shots on goal in 13:41 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Fedor Tyutin had 13:27 of ice-time for Russia.
 
Dallas Stars
* Jamie Benn had four shots on goal in 13:39 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Valeri Nichushkin played 3:46 for Russia.
 
* Kari Lehtonen served as the backup goaltender for Finland.
 
Detroit Red Wings
* Pavel Datsyuk had an assist and two shots on goal in 19:33 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Daniel Alfredsson had an assist and a shot on goal in 13:11 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Jonathan Ericsson had two shots on goal in 12:51 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Jonas Gustavsson served as the back-up goaltender for Sweden.
 
* Niklas Kronwall registered an assist and a +2 rating in 17:47 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Gustav Nyquist had two shots on goal and a +1 rating in 3:18 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Jimmy Howard did not dress for USA.
 
Edmonton Oilers
* Anton Belov had two shots on goal in 17:35 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Ales Hemsky scored two goals on a team-high five shots in 16:13 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
Florida Panthers
* No Panthers in action on Wednesday.
 
Los Angeles Kings
* Anze Kopitar logged a team-high 22:51 of ice-time for Slovenia.
 
* Slava Voynov had four shots on goal in 18:09 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Jeff Carter had a team-high six shots on goal in 17:23 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Drew Doughty had an assist and three shots in 19:55 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Dustin Brown scored the game winning goal, had a team-high five shots on goal and was a +2 rating in 14:16 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots for USA.
 
Minnesota Wild
* Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist, a team-high five shots and a +1 rating in 15:50 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Zach Parise scored a goal on one of his two shots and was on the ice for 17:44 for USA.
 
* Ryan Suter registered three assists and was on the ice for a team-high 22:10 for USA.
 
Montreal Canadiens
* Carey Price stopped 15 of 16 shots for Canada.
 
* Tomas Plekanec had two shots on goal during 17:28 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Alexei Emelin had one shot on goal in 14:07 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Andrei Markov had two shots on goal in 17:16 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Max Pacioretty had one shot on goal in 11:14 of ice-time for USA.
 
* PK Subban did not dress for Canada.
 
Nashville Predators
* Shea Weber scored the game winning goal, had three shots and a team–high 23:53 of ice-time for Canada.
 
New Jersey Devils
* Jaromir Jagr had one shot on goal in 14:39 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Marek Zidlicky had one shot on net and a +1 rating in 19:47 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Patrik Elias had two shots on goal in 12:12 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
New York Islanders
* John Tavares had one shot and a +1 rating in 5:04 of ice-time for Canada.
 
New York Rangers
* Ryan Callahan had one shot on goal and a +1 rating in 14:57 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Carl Hagelin scored two goals on two shots and a +2 rating in 12:28 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves to earn his second shutout of the tournament for Sweden.
 
* Ryan McDonagh had an assist and a +1 rating in 19:39 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Rick Nash had an assist, one shot on goal and a +1 rating in 10:58 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Derek Stepan did not dress for USA.
 
Ottawa Senators
* Erik Karlsson had two assists, two shots on goal and a +1 rating in a team-high 21:35 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Milan Michalek had two shots on goal in 19:03 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
Philadelphia Flyers
* Kimmo Timonen had an assist in 17:06 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Jakub Voracek had a shot on goal and a -3 rating in 14:50 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
Phoenix Coyotes
* Oliver Ekman-Larsson had one shot on goal and a +2 rating in 9:09 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Martin Hanzal had four shots on goal in 14:38 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Lauri Korpikoski had two shots on goal and a +1 rating in 16:49 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Zbynek Michalek had one shot on goal in 20:59 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Mike Smith did not dress for Canada.
 
Pittsburgh Penguins
* Sidney Crosby had one shot on goal in 18:03 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Chris Kunitz had two shots on goal in 15:16 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Jussi Jokinen had one shot on goal in 14:53 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Olli Maatta had one shot on goal in 19:54 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Evgeni Malkin equaled a team-high with four shots on goal in 19:19 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Paul Martin had one shot on net and a +1 rating in 19:12 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Brooks Orpik had one shot and logged 18:41 of ice-time for USA.
 
San Jose Sharks
* Patrick Marleau had five shots on goal in 15:02 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Antti Niemi did not dress for Finland.
 
* Joe Pavelski registered one assist in 15:58 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Marc-Edouard Vlasic had four shots on goal in 16:17 of ice-time for Canada.
 
St. Louis Blues
* David Backes scored a goal and added an assist and had three shots on goal in 17:42 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Patrik Berglund had two shots on goal in 13:36 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Jay Bouwmeester had three shots on goal in 11:17 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* TJ Oshie had one shot on goal in 11:50 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Alex Pietrangelo had one shot on goal in 16:13 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Kevin Shattenkirk had an assist and a +1 rating in 13:14 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Alexander Steen scored one goal on a team-high six shots in 15:00 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Vladimir Tarasenko had a shot on goal in 3:07 of ice-time for Russia.
 
Tampa Bay Lightning
* Radko Gudas had one shot on goal in 16:41 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Ondrej Palat did not dress for the Czech Republic.
 
* Sami Salo logged 15:24 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Martin St Louis had one shot in 4:51 of ice-time for Canada.
 
Toronto Maple Leafs
* Phil Kessel scored a goal on two shots and a +1 rating in 14:01 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Nikolai Kulemin had one shot on goal in 16:37 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* James Van Riemsdyk scored a goal, had four shots on goal and a +1 rating in 14:55 of ice-time for USA.
 
Vancouver Canucks
* Alexander Edler had two shots on goal and a +1 rating in 17:50 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* Dan Hamhuis had one shot on goal in 5:17 of ice-time for Canada.
 
* Ryan Kesler registered two assists and a +2 rating in 17:20 of ice-time for USA.
 
* Roberto Luongo served as the back-up goaltender for Canada.
 
* Daniel Sedin scored a goal, had three shots on goal and a +2 rating in 17:10 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
Washington Capitals
* Nicklas Backstrom had an assist, three shots on goal and a +2 rating in 17:12 of ice-time for Sweden.
 
* John Carlson skated for 9:13 for USA.
 
* Marcus Johansson was on the ice for 15:29 for Sweden.
 
* Alex Ovechkin had three shots on goal in 18:30 of ice-time for Russia.
 
* Martin Erat skated for 14:31 for the Czech Republic.
 
Winnipeg Jets
* Michael Frolik had 12:01 of ice-time for the Czech Republic.
 
* Olli Jokinen fired four shots on goal in 18:15 of ice-time for Finland.
 
* Ondrej Pavelec stopped eight of 12 shots for the Czech Republic.
 
* Blake Wheeler was on the ice for 1:39 for USA.
 
SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Sweden vs Finland, 7:00 a.m., NBCSN, TSN
Canada vs USA, 12:00 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
 
SWEDEN vs. FINLAND
* A combined 36 NHLers make up the Sweden and Finland rosters:
 
Sweden (23)
F Daniel Alfredsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals), F Patrik Berglund (St. Louis Blues), D Alexander Edler (Vancouver Canucks), D Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Phoenix Coyotes), G Jhonas Enroth (Buffalo Sabres), D Jonathan Ericsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins), G Jonas Gustavsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers), F Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago Blackhawks), F Marcus Johansson (Washington Capitals), D Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators), D Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings), F Marcus Kruger (Chicago Blackhawks), F Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado Avalanche), G Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), F Gustav Nyquist (Detroit Red Wings), D Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks), F Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks), F Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim Ducks), F Alexander Steen (St. Louis Blues), D Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres)
 
Finland (13)
F Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild), F Jussi Jokinen (Pittsburgh Penguins), F Olli Jokinen (Winnipeg Jets), F Lauri Korpikoski (Phoenix Coyotes), G Kari Lehtonen (Dallas Stars), D Olli Maatta (Pittsburgh Penguins), G Antti Niemi (San Jose Sharks), G Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), F Tuomo Ruutu (Carolina Hurricanes), D Sami Salo (Tampa Bay Lightning), F Teemu Selanne (Anaheim Ducks), D Kimmo Timonen (Philadelphia Flyers), D Sami Vatanen (Anaheim Ducks)
 
NHL Teammates Who Will Be Opponents
* Anaheim Ducks teammates Jakob Silfverberg (Sweden) and Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen (Finland)
* Boston Bruins teammates Loui Eriksson (Sweden) and Tuukka Rask (Finland)
* Phoenix Coyotes teammates Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden) and Lauri Korpikoski (Finland)
 
 
USA vs. CANADA
* A combined 50 NHLers make up the USA and Canadian rosters:
 
USA (25)
F David Backes (St. Louis Blues), F Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), F Ryan Callahan (New York Rangers), D John Carlson (Washington Capitals), D Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes), D Cam Fowler (Anaheim Ducks), G Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings), F Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks), F Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks), F Phil Kessel (Toronto Maple Leafs), D Paul Martin (Pittsburgh Penguins), D Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), G Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres), D Brooks Orpik (Pittsburgh Penguins), F T.J. Oshie (St. Louis Blues), F Max Pacioretty (Montreal Canadiens), F Zach Parise (Minnesota Wild), F Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks), G Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings), D Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis Blues), F Paul Stastny (Colorado Avalanche), F Derek Stepan (New York Rangers), D Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild), F James van Riemsdyk (Toronto Maple Leafs), F Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg Jets)
 
Canada (25)
F Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars), F Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins), D Jay Bouwmeester (St. Louis Blues), F Jeff Carter (Los Angeles Kings), F Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins), D Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings), F Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche), F Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), D Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver Canucks), D Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), F Chris Kunitz (Pittsburgh Penguins), G Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), F Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks), F Rick Nash (New York Rangers), F Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks), D Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis Blues), G Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens), F Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks), G Mike Smith (Phoenix Coyotes), F Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning), D P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens), F, John Tavares (New York Islanders), F Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks), D Marc-Edouard Vlasic (San Jose Sharks), D Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
 
NHL Teammates Who Will Be Opponents
* Anaheim Ducks teammates Cam Fowler (USA) and Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry (Canada)
* Chicago Blackhawks teammates Patrick Kane (USA) and Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp (Canada)
* Colorado Avalanche teammates Paul Stastny (USA) and Matt Duchene (Canada)
* Los Angeles Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown (USA) and Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty (Canada)
* Montreal Canadiens teammates Max Pacioretty (USA) and Carey Price and PK Subban (Canada)
* New York Rangers teammates Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan (USA) and Rick Nash (Canada)
* Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin (USA) and Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz (Canada)
* St Louis Blues teammates David Backes, TJ Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk (USA) and Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo (Canada)
* San Jose Sharks teammates Joe Pavelski (USA) and Patrick Marleau and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Canada)
* Vancouver Canucks teammates Ryan Kesler (USA) and Dan Hamhuis and Roberto Luongo (Canada) 
 
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