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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Canada, Slovakia advance

Canada tops Russia 7-3; Slovakia defeats Sweden 4-3 in quarters action Wednesday

Thursday, 25.02.2010 / 6:40 AM / Oilers at the Worlds
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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OLYMPIC ROUND-UP: Canada, Slovakia advance
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 24: Daniel Sedin #22 of Sweden battles for the puck with Lubomir Visnovsky #17 of Slovakia during the ice hockey men's quarter final game between Sweden and Slovakia on day 13 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 24, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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. 

Canada came out strong against Russia and carried that momentum throughout the game in a huge 7-3 win over their historic rivals.

Oilers defenceman Denis Grebeshkov picked up an assist in the game - his lone assist through the four games he played in the tournament. The loss to Russia spells the end of the tourney for Grebeshkov.

However, one Oiler who sees his tournament continue is Lubomir Visnovsky. Visnovsky's Slovakian squad pulled off an upset of Sweden, winning the game 4-3. The victory sets up a semifinal showdown on Friday at 7:30 p.m. MST when Slovakia takes on Team Canada for the right to play in the Gold Medal Game.



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OILERS PLAYER STATS AT THE OLYMPICS:

Name Country GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG
Denis Grebeshkov RUSSIA 4 0 1 1 2 E 2
Lubomir Visnovsky SLOVAKIA 5 1 1 2 0 +2 7

ELIMINATION ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

(all times Mountain Standard - MST)

Tuesday, February 23:

Canada 8 vs. Germany 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Slovakia 4 vs. Norway 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Wednesday, February 24:

Canada 7 vs. Russia 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Slovakia 4 vs. Sweden 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Friday, February 26:

Canada vs. Slovakia - 7:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

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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