Olympics - Day 2
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Canada outshot Norway 38-20 and came away with a 3-1 win with Jamie Benn’s goal in the second period serving as the game winner.
After a scoreless first period, Canada got on the board at 6:20 of the second frame. The Canadians and Norwegians battled for the puck along the half boards before it was teed up to Shea Weber at the point. Weber unleashed a heavy slap shot on Norway’s goaltender, Lars Haugen. The shot zinged past the blocker of Haugen and in, giving Canada the 1-0 lead.
Jamie Benn scored at 15:19 of the second period to increase Canada’s lead to two. Patrice Bergeron and Drew Doughty earned the assists.
Former Oiler Patrick Toresen scored for Norway to draw within one, 22 seconds into the third period.
Canada responded quickly by retaking the two-goal lead just 1:25 later. Doughty scored his first of the game while Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Marleau recorded the assists.
Price made 19 saves in the win.
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5 vs. SLOVENIA 2
Oilers defenceman Anton Belov scored in his Olympic debut as host country Russia defeats Slovenia, 5-2.
Alex Ovechkin scored just 67 seconds into the game to give Russian the 1-0 lead. Evgeni Malkin assisted on Ovechkin’s goal and then at 3:54 of the first, the roles would be reversed.
Malkin scored for Russia with Ovechkin assisting and Russia took a 2-0 lead.
Slovenia wouldn’t go away easily, eventually making it a one-goal game at 1:43 of the second period and again later in the middle frame, but goals by Alexei Emelin and Ilya Kovalchuk would keep the host country up 3-2 heading into the third.
Valeri Nichushkin scored the fourth goal at 3:59 of the third period and it was Belov who put the icing on the cake. Belov connected on a laser of a shot from the point, stretching Russia’s lead to 5-2 and closing out the win.
Belov finished with over ten minutes of ice time (10:25) with two shots on goal and was +1.
SLOVAKIA 1 vs. UNITED STATES 7
Martin Marincin racks up 14:53 of ice time in his Olympic debut, but it was spoiled by Team USA’s decisive 7-1 victory over Slovakia.
It was a 1-0 game heading into the second period and Tomas Tatar scored the equalizer for Slovakia just 24 seconds into the middle frame. However, the Americans would rack up six straight goals in that period and coast to victory.
Paul Stastny scored two goals and Phil Kessel led USA with his three point game (1-2-3).
Marincin finished with the third most time on ice of all Slovakian defencemen and had three shots on goal. He finished -4 for the game.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com