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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Elimination Day

Slovakia plays Norway, Canada plays Germany in an attempt to advance

Monday, 22.02.2010 / 2:13 AM / Oilers at the Worlds
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Elimination Day
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 21: Josef Vasicek of Czech Republic skates with the puck as Denis Grebeshkov of Russia chases during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Russia and Czech Republic on day 10 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 21, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Alex Livesey/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 rematch of each of the last three gold-medal games, "Super Sunday" lived up to its billing. Particularly the first two games as Russia ousted Czech Republic 4-2 followed by USA defeating Canada 5-3 later in the day. 

In the Russia game, Denis Grebeshkov picked up two penalty minutes and a shot on goal in 12:03 of icetime. The victory propelled Russia to the quarterfinal round where they will now await the winner of Tuesday's game between Canada and Germany.

Lubomir Visnovsky scored the game's opening goal to help lead Slovakia to a convincing 6-0 win over Latvia in the team's final game of round robin play Saturday. Slovakia will play Norway on Tuesday with the winner going on to face Sweden.

On Sunday, Denis Grebeshkov's Russian squad plays the Czech Republic while Canada takes on the USA. Finland also meets Sweden on what is being termed as "Super Sunday" with the three rivalry match-ups all playing a huge role in who advances straight to to the quarterfinals as one of the top four seeds and who needs to play in an elimination match.

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Slovakia-Norway Preview
Lubomir Visnovsky and Slovakia battle Norway for the right to face Sweden.
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MORE OLYMPIC NEWS & MULTIMEDIA

OILERS PLAYER STATS AT THE OLYMPICS:

Name Country GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG
Denis Grebeshkov RUSSIA 3 0 0 0 2 E 2
Lubomir Visnovsky SLOVAKIA 3 1 0 1 0 +2 6

OLYMPIC STANDINGS:


Team

Gr

G

W3

W2

L1

L0

Goals

Pts

2.

USA

A1

3

3

0

0

0

14-5

9

1.

Sweden

C1

3

3

0

0

0

9-2

9

3.

Russia

B1

3

2

0

1

0

13-6

7

4.

Finland

C2

3

2

0

0

0

10-4

6


5.

Czech Rep.

B2

3

2

0

1

0

10-7

6

6.

Canada

A2

3

1

1

1

0

14-7

5

7.

Slovakia

B3

3

1

1

0

1

9-4

5

8.

Switzerland

A3

3

0

1

1

1

8-10

3

9.

Belarus

C3

3

1

0

0

2

8-12

3

10.

Norway

A4

3

0

0

1

2

5-19

1

11.

Germany

C4

3

0

0

0

3

0-7

0

12.

Latvia

B4

3

1

0

0

2

4-19

0


ELIMINATION ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

(all times Mountain Standard - MST)

Tuesday, February 23:

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

Slovakia vs. Norway - 8:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Wednesday, February 24:

Russia vs. Canada/Germany - 5:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden vs. Slovakia/Norway - 7:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Friday, February 26:

Semifinals at 1:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 27:

Bronze Medal Game at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 27:

Gold Medal Game at 1:15 p.m.

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 6 vs. Latvia 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sunday, February 21:

Russia 4 vs. Czech Republic 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada 3 vs. USA 5
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

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