No upsets in the qualifying round, but that could change today, as matchups are much more even heading into the quarterfinals.

Today’s Quarterfinals Schedule

  • Switzerland vs. United States at 3:00 p.m. on NBC, V, SNET
  • Canada vs. Russia at 7:30p.m. on CNBC, CTV, V
  • Czech Republic vs. Finland at 10:00 p.m. on CNBC, TSN, V
  • Slovakia vs. Sweden at 11:59 p.m. on CNBC, CTV, RDS

Monday’s Qualifying Results

Switzerland (8) defeats Belarus (9) – 3-2 (OT)

  • Switzerland Goals: J. Sprunger (PPG), H. Domenichelli (PPG)
  • Belarus Goals: A. Kalyuzhny, K. Zakharov

Canada (6) defeats Germany (11) – 8-2

  • Canada Goals: J. Thornton, S. Weber, J. Iginla (PPG), J. Iginla, S. Crosby, M. Richards, S. Niedermayer, R. Nash
  • Germany Goals: M. Goc, M. Klinge

Czech Republic (5) defeats Latvia (12) – 3-2

  • Czech Goals: T. Rolinek (PP), T. Fleischmann, D. Krejci
  • Latvia Goals: M. Cipulis, M. Redlihs

Slovakia (7) defeats Norway (10) – 4-3

  • Slovakia Goals: M. Handzus (PPG), M. Gaborik (PPG), R. Zednik (PPG), M. Satan
  • Norway Goals: M. Zuccarello Aasen, T. Vikingstad, A. Bastiansen

Crucial Link

  • Dejan Kovacevic: At The Olympics. Kovacevic does a liveblog for each game, then seeks out Penguins and ex-Penguins for post-game interviews. I highly recommend following his first-hand blog.

Jagr Leaves Tuesday’s Game With Injury

John Dellapina of is reporting that an early departure by Jaromir Jagr during last night’s Czech win over Latvia stems back to a hit by Russian forward Alex Ovechkin Sunday afternoon.

The injury, which forced Jagr to leave within the first minute of the second period last night, is being described as a sore neck.

“We hope he’ll be available to play (today),” Czech coach Vladimir Ruzicka said . “We believe he will be ready. And obviously, we’re hoping he can play the whole game.”

Scary Incident In Slovakia/Norway Game

The visuals were horrific Tuesday evening as Slovakian forward Lubos Barteko took an elbow to his head.

The illegal hit, dished out by Norwegian defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, knocked off Barteko’s helmet and caused him to land on the ice head first.

After laying in a pool of blood for nearly 10 minutes while being assisted by medical staff, Barteko was taken off the ice on a stretcher and is said to have suffered a concussion and had to be stitched up.

For his actions, Tollefsen earned 25 minutes of penalties.


Now that we’re into the medal tournament, we’ll be following a bracket system, as opposed to a point-based standings system.