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Michalek, Hanzal, Ekman-Larsson All Set to Play Saturday in Sochi

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


When: Saturday, 10 a.m.  MT (NBCSN)

Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome

What's at stake: With Sweden already owning a win against each team, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are playing for second place in Group C. The Czechs enter off a 4-2 win, against Latvia in the early game Friday, in which Coyotes Olympians Martin Hanzal and Zbynek Michalek each earned assists; the Swiss dropped a 1-0 decision to Sweden later in the day.

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When: Saturday, 10 a.m. MT (USA)

Where: Shayba Arena

What's at stake: Sweden, for whom Coyotes blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson competes, will look to find some chemistry in its forward lines as it attempts to replace captain Henrik Zetterberg, who will miss the remainder of the 2014 Sochi Olympics due to a herniated disk in his back. Latvia, which has put a nice scare into its first two opponents before coming up short, will try once more to pull off a major upset.

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