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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Slovakia suffers setback

Visnovsky, Slovaks fall 3-1 to the Czech Republic

Thursday, 18.02.2010 / 2:55 AM / Oilers at the Worlds
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Slovakia suffers setback
Slovakia's Lubomir Visnovsky battles for the puck in the corner with Josef Vacicek of the Czech Republic. (photo: Getty Images)
Two Oilers players are suiting up for their respective countries at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games from February 16 through February 27 this month. Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe also had a hand in putting together Team Canada as the team's Assistant Executive Director. 

Lubomir Visnovsky's Slovakia squad dropped a 3-1 decision to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Visnovsky had four shots on goal in 17:46 of ice time with an even rating. Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist for the Czechs.

After a bit of a slow start, Canada came on strong in an 8-0 win over Norway on Tuesday. Jarome Iginla scored three goals to the lead the way for the Canadians in their tournament-opening win.

Denis Grebeshkov and Team Russia got off to a fast start in the late game against Latvia, eventually winning 8-2. Grebeshkov had 15:45 of ice time, ranking him second among Russian blueliners. He also had a +1 rating and one shot on goal.

On Thursday, Canada returns to action and plays Switzerland at 5:30 p.m. MST. Denis Grebeshkov and Russia face off against Lubomir Visnovsky and Slovakia at 10:00 p.m. MST.

TODAY'S CAN'T-MISS CONTENT
Russia-Slovakia Preview
Oilers Lubomir Visnovsky and Denis Grebeshkov go head-to-head at 10:00 pm
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Canada-Switzerland Preview
Canada plays its second game against Switzerland at 5:30 p.m. tonight.
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OILERS STATS AT THE OLYMPICS:

Name Country GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG
Denis Grebeshkov RUSSIA 1 0 0 0 0 +1 1
Lubomir Visnovsky SLOVAKIA 1 0 0 0 0 E 4


OLYMPIC STANDINGS:


GROUP A

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
CANADA
1 1 0 0 0
3 +8 8 0
UNITED STATES 1 1 0 0 0 3 +2 3 1
SWITZERLAND 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2 1 3
NORWAY 1 0 1 0 0 0 -8 0 8

GROUP B

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
RUSSIA 1
1
0
0
0
3
+6 8
2
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 1 0 0 0 3 +2 3 1
SLOVAKIA 1
0
1
0
0
0
-2 1
3
LATVIA 1 0 1 0 0 0 -6 2 8

GROUP C

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
FINLAND 1 1 0 0 0 3 +4 5 1
SWEDEN 1 1 0 0 0 3 +2 2 0
GERMANY 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2 0 2
BELARUS 1 0 1 0 0 0 -4 1 5


SCHEDULE/RESULTS:

(all times Mountain Standard - MST)

ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Tuesday, February 16:


Canada 8 vs. Norway 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Russia
8 vs. Latvia 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Wednesday, February 17:

Slovakia
1 vs. Czech Republic 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Thursday, February 18:

Canada vs. Switzerland - 5:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Russia vs. Slovakia - 10:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Saturday, February 20:

Slovakia vs. Latvia - 5:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sunday, February 21:

Russia vs. Czech Republic - 1:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada vs. USA - 5:40 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

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