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Slovakia back in action Saturday

Visnovsky and the Slovakia squad take on Latvia at 5:30 p.m. MST

Saturday, 20.02.2010 / 2:53 PM / Oilers at the Worlds
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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Slovakia back in action Saturday
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Slovakia celebrates their 2-1 victory over Russia during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Slovakia and Russia on day 7 of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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. 

With a win and shootout victory under their belts, Slovakia wraps up their round robin portion against Latvia. The Latvian squad gave the Czech Republic a run on Friday, eventually dropping a 5-2 (plus empty-net goal) decision.

It was a tough night for Canada Thursday as they battled through the game with Switzerland, a club with only two NHLers in their lineup.

A late second-period goal for the Swiss tied the game at 2-2 where is where it stood until the shootout period. In the shootout, Sidney Crosby scored in the sudden-death portion to give Canada the win. However, winning in extra time cost the team a point in the standings as only two points are awarded for a shootout win while three points are given for regulation victories.

Oilers defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky helped lift his Slovakia squad to a big upset win over Denis Grebeshkov and Russia. The victory also came in a shootout.

Visnovsky led all Slovak skaters with 25:11 in ice time. He had one shot on goal and an even rating. Grebeshkov also had an even rating with 14:47 of ice.

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MORE OLYMPIC NEWS & MULTIMEDIA

OILERS STATS AT THE OLYMPICS:

Name Country GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG
Denis Grebeshkov RUSSIA 2 0 0 0 0 +1 1
Lubomir Visnovsky SLOVAKIA 2 0 0 0 0 E 5


OLYMPIC STANDINGS:

OVERALL


Team

Gr

G

W3

W2

L1

L0

Goals

Pts

1.

Finland

C1

2

2

0

0

0

10-1

6

2.

USA

A1

2

2

0

0

0

9-2

6

3.

Czech Rep.

B1

2

2

0

0

0

8-3

6

4.

Sweden

C2

2

2

0

0

0

6-2

6


5.

Canada

A2

2

1

1

0

0

11-2

5

6.

Russia

B2

2

1

0

1

0

9-4

4

7.

Slovakia

B3

2

0

1

0

1

3-4

2

8.

Switzerland

A3

2

0

0

1

1

3-6

1

9.

Belarus

C3

2

0

0

0

2

3-9

0

10.

Germany

C4

2

0

0

0

2

0-7

0

11.

Latvia

B4

2

0

0

0

2

4-13

0

12.

Norway

A4

2

0

0

0

2

1-14

0


GROUP A

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
UNITED STATES 2 2 0 0 0 6 +7 9 2
CANADA
2 1 0 1 0
5 +9 11 2
SWITZERLAND 2 0 1 0 1 0 -3 3 6
NORWAY 2 0 2 0 0 0 -13 1 14

GROUP B

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 2 0 0 0 6 +5 8 3
RUSSIA 2
1
0
0
1
4
+5 9
4
SLOVAKIA 2
0
1
1
0
2
-1 3
4
LATVIA 2 0 1 0 0 0 -9 4 13

GROUP C

Country GP W L OTW OTL PTS GDF GF GA
FINLAND 2 2 0 0 0 3 +9 10 1
SWEDEN 2 2 0 0 0 3 +4 6 2
BELARUS 2 0 2 0 0 0 -6 3 9
GERMANY 2 0 2 0 0 0 -7 0 7


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  | Highlights

Wednesday, February 17:

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

Thursday, February 18:

Canada 3 vs. Switzerland 2 (SO)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Slovakia 2 vs. Russia 1 (SO)
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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