Blackhawks Olympic update: Gold game

February, 23, 2014
Feb 23
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Powers By Scott Powers
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 Jonathan Toews Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesCanada's Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring in the first period of the gold medal game vs. Sweden Sunday.


Here’s a look at how the Chicago Blackhawks fared in the Olympics on Sunday:

Jonathan Toews, forward, Canada
Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 on Sunday to capture its second consecutive men’s hockey gold medal. Toews recorded the game-winning goal as he scored in front of the net off a pass from Jeff Carter at 12:55 of the first period. Toews had one goal, four shots on goal, a plus-one rating, won 9 of 20 faceoffs and played 19:13. He finished the tournament with one goal, two assists, 11 shots on goal, a plus-three rating and an average ice time of 17:18 in six games. He was also on Canada’s 2010 gold-medal team.

Duncan Keith, defenseman, Canada
Keith was one of the reasons why Canada allowed three goals in six tournament games and zero goals in the last two games. He had a plus-two rating and 20:32 of ice time against Sweden. He finished the tournament with one assist, 12 shots on goal, four penalty minutes, a plus-six rating and an average ice time of 21:06 in six games. He also played for Canada in the 2010 Olympics.

Patrick Sharp, forward, Canada
Sharp wasn’t given much ice time in the gold-medal game, playing just 3:40. He had zero shots on goal and a zero rating. He finished the tournament with one goal, seven shots on goal, four penalty minutes, a plus-two rating and an average ice time of 10:10 in five games.

Niklas Hjalmarsson, defenseman, Sweden
Hjalmarsson was on the ice for one of Canada’s goals. He had a minus-one rating and 18:03 of ice time. He finished the tournament with zero points, five shots on goal, a zero rating and an average ice time of 18:20 in six games.

Johnny Oduya, defenseman, Sweden
Oduya had his ice time cut in the gold-medal game and did not play in the third period. He had a zero rating and 12:21 of ice time in the loss. He finished the tournament with one assist, three shots on goal, a plus-one rating and an average ice time of 16:07 in six games.

Marcus Kruger, forward, Sweden
Kruger was given a larger role in the gold-medal game due to Nicklas Backstrom being unable to play. Kruger was utilized in all situations and played 17:46 against Canada. He had one shot on goal, a zero rating and won 11 of 22 faceoffs. He finished the tournament with zero points, three shots on goal, four penalty minutes, a plus-one rating and an average ice time of 12:40 in six games.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
GAAC. Crawford 2.26