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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Blackhawks Olympic update: Day 4

By Scott Powers

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

Patrick Kane, forward, USA
Team USA defeated Russia 3-2 in an epic game and has five points through two games. Kane delivered a cross-ice pass to Joe Pavelski for a goal in the third period to put the USA ahead 2-1. Kane finished with one assist, five shots on goal, a penalty and a zero rating. He led the team’s forwards with 20:09 of ice time. The USA will play Slovenia on Sunday.

Michal Rozsival, defenseman, Czech Republic
Rozsival did not play in the Czech Republic’s 1-0 loss to Switzerland on Saturday. The Czech Republic finished 1-2 in pool play and will play in the qualification round Tuesday.

Michal Handzus, forward, Slovakia
Slovakia was upset 3-1 by Slovenia on Saturday and fell to 0-2 in pool play. Handzus had zero points, a minus-one rating and played 20:54. He won 10-of-21 faceoffs. Slovakia plays Russia on Sunday.

Marian Hossa, forward, Slovakia
Hossa had zero points, four shots on goal, a minus-one rating and 20:26 of ice time in Slovakia’s loss to Slovenia.

Marcus Kruger, forward, Sweden
Sweden defeated Latvia 5-3 on Saturday and improved to 3-0 in pool play. Kruger had zero points, two penalty minutes, a zero-rating and 13:34 of ice time. He won 8-of-15 faceoffs. Sweden will have a bye into the quarterfinal round.

Johnny Oduya, defenseman, Sweden
Oduya had one shot on goal, a zero rating and played 13:38 of ice time in Sweden’s win.

Niklas Hjalmarsson, defenseman, Sweden
Hjalmarsson had a zero rating and played 15:29 in Sweden’s win. Sweden has scored 10 goals and allowed five goals in the tournament.