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Tuesday's Olympic Roundup

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
Men’s ice hockey play resumed Tuesday with the final preliminary games wrapping up.
 
Thanks to three first period goals, Team Canada was able to bounce back from consecutive shutouts to beat the Czech Republic. The third goal of the opening frame was scored by Chris Pronger and assisted by Joe Thornton. The early goals were enough to hold off the Czech’s, as they held on for the 3-2 victory.
 
A third period goal from Alexei Kovalev gave Team Russia their fourth win in the tournament, as they defeated the Americans, 5-4. Evgeni Nabokov stopped seven of eight shots in the first period, but was replaced by Maxim Sokolov. Nabokov will square off against Thornton on Wednesday when Team Russia plays Team Canada in a quarterfinal matchup.
 
Marcel Goc, Christian Ehrhoff and the rest of Team Germany played their final game today, falling to a red hot Finland Team that is undefeated in the 2006 Olympics. A 2-0 shutout marked the end of Germany’s stay in Turin, as they fell to 0-3-2 in the tournament. Goc finished the Olympics with one goal, while Ehrhoff notched a goal and an assist.
 
Despite their 1-3-1 record, Team USA will have a chance to fight for a medal when they battle Finland on Wednesday. A complete list of quarterfinal matchups is below.
 
Game
Time
Channel
Sweden vs. Switzerland
10:30 a.m.
MSNBC
United States vs. Finland
11:30 a.m.
USA, Universal HD
Canada vs. Russia
2:30 p.m.
MSNBC
Czech Republic vs. Slovakia
3:30 p.m.
USA, Universal HD
 
 
 
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