Olympic Quarterfinals Primer

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Olympic Quarterfinals Primer
The Ducks have six players still playing for their national teams as the Olympic hockey medal round gets underway in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday. Each of the four quarterfinal games will feature Ducks Olympians (all times PT): \r\n
The Ducks have six players still playing for their national teams as the Olympic hockey medal round gets underway in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday. Each of the four quarterfinal games will feature Ducks Olympians (all times PT):

Midnight - Slovenia vs. Sweden (Jakob Silfverberg)
4:30 a.m. – Russia vs. Finland (Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen)
9 a.m. – Latvia vs. Canada (Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry)
9 a.m. – Czech Republic vs. United States (Cam Fowler)

PREVIEWS

SLOVENIA VS. SWEDEN
Slovenia will be looking to add to its improbable run at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, its first appearance in an Olympic hockey tournament. Sweden, meanwhile, will be looking to do what's expected of it and that is advance to the semifinals on the way to a third appearance on the medal podium in the six Olympics that have included NHL players. READ MORE

RUSSIA VS. FINLAND
Each country is still three wins away from bringing home gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but first things first: Russia and Finland meet Wednesday in a showdown of international superpowers, with one moving into the semifinals on Friday while the other goes home without the opportunity to play for a medal. READ MORE

LATVIA VS. CANADA
In the grand scheme of things, it's the same: This game is for the right to compete for a medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In reality, it means something completely different to each of the two competing nations. Canada was expected to be here and is expected to go on and defend the gold medal it won four years ago in Vancouver. Anything less will be seen as a huge disappointment. READ MORE

CZECH REPUBLIC VS. UNITED STATES
A trip to the semifinals and a chance to play for a medal. The United States, which finished second in the preliminary round with two regulation wins and a shootout victory, would like to continue its quest to go one step further than it did four years ago in Vancouver, when it lost to Canada in overtime in the gold-medal game. The Czech Republic will try to continue its strong results in Olympics played outside of North America; they won gold in 1998 in Japan and bronze in 2006 in Italy. READ MORE

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
2 ANA 75 46 22 7 219 211 99
3 NSH 74 45 21 8 211 178 98
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 WPG 74 38 24 12 207 195 88
8 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
9 LAK 73 36 23 14 196 182 86
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 73 35 30 8 201 206 78
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 74 22 44 8 154 246 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 72 23 43 12 66
C. Perry 60 31 20 14 51
R. Kesler 75 19 27 -6 46
S. Vatanen 60 12 24 6 36
J. Silfverberg 74 12 23 10 35
H. Lindholm 72 7 26 21 33
P. Maroon 66 8 24 -5 32
J. Wisniewski 64 8 24 -14 32
M. Beleskey 61 22 9 13 31
C. Fowler 73 7 24 1 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 31 11 5 .913 2.42
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65

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