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Friday, February 21, 2014
Blackhawks Olympic update: Semifinals

By Scott Powers

Here's a look at how the Chicago Blackhawks fared in the Olympics on Friday:

Jonathan Toews, forward, Canada
Canada and its three Blackhawks defeated the U.S. 1-0 in the semifinals on Friday. Toews did his part in the victory, winning 10-of-16 faceoffs. He also had one shot on goal, a zero rating and 15:45 of ice time. Canada will play Sweden for the gold medal on Sunday.

Duncan Keith, defenseman, Canada
Keith had zero shots on goal and a zero rating in the win. He was third on Canada with 20:23 of ice time. He and Toews helped Canada to the gold in the 2010 Olympics.

Patrick Sharp, forward, Canada
Sharp was especially active for Canada in the first period on Friday and had three shots on goal against the U.S. He finished with a team-high five shots on goal, a zero rating and 10:26 of ice time.

Niklas Hjalmarsson, defenseman, Sweden
Sweden and its three Blackhawks defeated Finland 2-1 in the semifinals on Friday. Hjalmarsson was used more than any other Swedish player in the third period and played 8:02 during the final period. He finished with zero points, a zero rating and 22:00 of ice time. Sweden will play Canada for the gold on Sunday.

Johnny Oduya, defenseman, Sweden
Oduya was right behind Hjalmarsson in third-period ice time, playing 7:54 during the final period. Oduya had zero points, a zero rating and 21:25 of ice time in the win.

Marcus Kruger, forward, Sweden
Kruger won 11-of-16 faceoffs, had zero shots on goal, a minus-one rating and played 12:41 in Sweden's victory.

Patrick Kane, forward, U.S.
Kane possessed the puck often and had his share of chances, but he and the U.S. weren't able to score against Canada. He had three shots on goal, a zero rating and 20:25 of ice time. The U.S. will play Finland for the bronze medal on Saturday.