Ice Hockey At the 2014 Winter Olympics - Men's Tournament
Get Ice Hockey At the 2014 Winter Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Tournament essential facts below. View Videos or join the Ice Hockey At the 2014 Winter Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Tournament discussion. Add Ice Hockey At the 2014 Winter Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Tournament to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Ice Hockey At the 2014 Winter Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Tournament
2014 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates12-23 February
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
 Canada
 Sweden
 Finland
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Phil Kessel
(8 points)
MVP Teemu Selänne
2010
2018

The men's tournament in ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held in Sochi, Russia between 12-23 February 2014. For the fifth consecutive Olympics, players from the National Hockey League participated. Twelve countries qualified for the tournament; nine of them did so automatically by virtue of their ranking by the International Ice Hockey Federation, while the other three took part in a qualification tournament.

In the semi-finals, Canada won over the United States, and Sweden won over Finland. In the final, Canada defeated Sweden to win the tournament for the ninth time, and avenge their 1994 gold medal loss. Finland finished with the bronze medal, defeating the US, with captain Teemu Selänne awarded as the MVP of the tournament, scoring twice in the bronze-medal game.[1]

With the gold medal, Canada became the first men's team to successfully defend an Olympic title since the Soviet Union in 1988, the first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984 and the first to do both with the full NHL participation.[2][3]

Canada surrendered only three goals in six games, the fewest allowed by a gold medallist since 1928 when Canada shut out the opposition in a three-game tournament. Canada also scored only seventeen goals, the fewest by a gold medal-winning team in Olympic history, although Great Britain averaged fewer goals per game at the 1936 Winter Olympics (nineteen goals in eight games).

Qualification

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States qualified as the top nine teams in the IIHF World Ranking in 2012. Austria, Latvia, and Slovenia qualified by winning the qualification tournament.[4]

Rosters

Officials

The IIHF selected 14 referees and 14 linesmen to work the 2014 Winter Olympics. They were the following:[5]

Games were primarily officiated by NHL referees, a stipulation by the NHL if most Olympic players are NHLers, according to the IIHF (not NHL) rules.

Preliminary round

Tiebreak criteria

In each group, teams will be ranked according to the following criteria:[6]

  1. Number of points (three points for a regulation-time win, two points for an overtime or shootout win, one point for an overtime or shootout defeat, no points for a regulation-time defeat);
  2. In case two teams are tied on points, the result of their head-to-head match will determine the ranking;
  3. In case three or four teams are tied on points, the following criteria will apply (if, after applying a criterion, only two teams remain tied, the result of their head-to-head match will determine their ranking):
    1. Points obtained in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    2. Goal differential in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    3. Number of goals scored in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    4. If three teams remain tied, result of head-to-head matches between each of the teams concerned and the remaining team in the group (points, goal difference, goals scored);
    5. Place in 2013 IIHF World Ranking.

All times are local (UTC+4).

Group A

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 0 15 4 +11 8
 Russia 3 1 1 1 0 8 5 +3 6
 Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 6 11 -5 3
 Slovakia 3 0 0 1 2 2 11 -9 1
13 February 2014
16:30
Russia 5-2
(2-0, 1-2, 2-0)
 SloveniaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,653
13 February 2014
16:30
Slovakia 1-7
(0-1, 1-6, 0-0)
 United StatesShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,119
15 February 2014
12:00
Slovakia 1-3
(0-0, 0-0, 1-3)
 SloveniaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,438
15 February 2014
16:30
United States 3-2 (SO)
(0-0, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0, 1-0)
 RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,678

A Russian goal scored late in the third period, which would have given the team a 3-2 lead, was disallowed after referees ruled that the net was moved when the goal was scored. The decision resulted in the score remaining 2-2. USA went on to win the game in a shootout, which resulted in Russia playing a playoff qualification game while USA received a bye to the quarterfinals. The decision was criticized by many Russian politicians, TV hosts and commentators. Following the game, protesters led by the Kremlin party's youth group held a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to protest the decision. In response to the controversy, Konstantin Komissarov, the referee supervisor of International Ice Hockey Federation, officially confirmed that the decision by the referee was correct, citing the appropriate use of video review in assessing the play.[7][8]

16 February 2014
16:30
Russia 1-0 (SO)
(0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
 SlovakiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,097
16 February 2014
16:30
Slovenia 1-5
(0-2, 0-2, 1-1)
 United StatesShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,892

Group B

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 2 1 0 0 11 2 +9 8
 Finland 3 2 0 1 0 15 7 +8 7
 Austria 3 1 0 0 2 7 15 -8 3
 Norway 3 0 0 0 3 3 12 -9 0
13 February 2014
12:00
Finland 8-4
(4-2, 2-0, 2-2)
 AustriaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,664
13 February 2014
21:00
Canada 3-1
(0-0, 2-0, 1-1)
 NorwayBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,261
14 February 2014
21:00
Canada 6-0
(2-0, 4-0, 0-0)
 AustriaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 8,969
14 February 2014
21:00
Norway 1-6
(0-3, 0-2, 1-1)
 FinlandShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,018
16 February 2014
12:00
Austria 3-1
(2-0, 0-1, 1-0)
 NorwayBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,882
16 February 2014
21:00
Finland 1-2 (OT)
(0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1)
 CanadaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,263

Group C

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 10 5 +5 9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 +1 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 6 7 -1 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 5 10 -5 0
12 February 2014
21:00
Czech Republic 2-4
(0-2, 2-2, 0-0)
 SwedenBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,419
12 February 2014
21:00
Latvia 0-1
(0-0, 0-0, 0-1)
  SwitzerlandShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,116
14 February 2014
12:00
Czech Republic 4-2
(2-1, 2-1, 0-0)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,831
14 February 2014
16:30
Sweden 1-0
(0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
  SwitzerlandBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,968
15 February 2014
21:00
Switzerland  1-0
(1-0, 0-0, 0-0)
 Czech RepublicBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,253
15 February 2014
21:00
Sweden 5-3
(1-1, 3-1, 1-1)
 LatviaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,709

Ranking after preliminary round

Team advanced to Quarterfinals
Team must play in Qualification playoffs
Rank Team Group Pos GP Pts GD GF IIHF Rank
1D  Sweden C 1 3 9 +5 10 1
2D  United States A 1 3 8 +11 15 6
3D  Canada B 1 3 8 +9 11 5
4D  Finland B 2 3 7 +8 15 2
5D  Russia A 2 3 6 +3 8 3
6D   Switzerland C 2 3 6 +1 2 7
7D  Czech Republic C 3 3 3 -1 6 4
8D  Slovenia A 3 3 3 -5 6 17
9D  Austria B 3 3 3 -8 7 15
10D  Slovakia A 4 3 1 -9 2 8
11D  Latvia C 4 3 0 -5 5 11
12D  Norway B 4 3 0 -9 3 9

Playoff round

Following the completion of the preliminary round, all teams were ranked 1D through 12D. To determine this ranking, the following criteria were used in the order presented:[6]

  1. higher position in the group
  2. higher number of points
  3. better goal difference
  4. higher number of goals scored for
  5. better 2013 IIHF World Ranking.

Bracket

  Qualification playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                                     
       
  1D  Sweden 5  
    E4  Slovenia 0  
8D  Slovenia 4
9D  Austria 0  
  F1  Sweden 2  
  F4  Finland 1  
       
       
  4D  Finland 3
    E1  Russia 1  
5D  Russia 4
12D  Norway 0  
  F1  Sweden 0
  F3  Canada 3
       
       
  3D  Canada 2 Bronze medal game
    E2  Latvia 1  
6D   Switzerland 1 F4  Finland 5
11D  Latvia 3   F2  United States 0
  F3  Canada 1
  F2  United States 0  
       
       
  2D  United States 5
    E3  Czech Republic 2  
7D  Czech Republic 5
10D  Slovakia 3  
+ Indicates overtime victory
? Indicates shootout victory

Qualification playoffs

The four highest-ranked teams (1D-4D) received byes and were deemed the home team in the quarterfinals as they are seeded to advance, with the remaining eight teams (5D-12D) playing qualification playoff games as follows.

18 February 2014
12:00
Slovenia 4-0
(2-0, 1-0, 1-0)
 AustriaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,821
18 February 2014
16:30
Russia 4-0
(0-0, 2-0, 2-0)
 NorwayBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,423
18 February 2014
21:00
Switzerland  1-3
(0-2, 1-0, 0-1)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,912
18 February 2014
21:00
Czech Republic 5-3
(3-0, 1-1, 1-2)
 SlovakiaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,628

Quarterfinals

Teams seeded D1 to D4 are the home teams.

Following the quarterfinal games, the winning teams will be re-ranked F1 through F4, with the winner of 1D vs. E4 re-ranked as F1, the winner of 2D vs. E3 re-ranked as F2, the winner of 3D vs. E2 re-ranked as F3, and the winner of 4D vs. E1 re-ranked as F4. The losers of the quarterfinal round games will receive a final ranking of 5 through 8 based on their preliminary round ranking.

19 February 2014
12:00
Sweden 5-0
(1-0, 0-0, 4-0)
 SloveniaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,325
19 February 2014
16:30
Finland 3-1
(2-1, 1-0, 0-0)
 RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,654
19 February 2014
21:00
Canada 2-1
(1-1, 0-0, 1-0)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,825
19 February 2014
21:00
United States 5-2
(3-1, 1-0, 1-1)
 Czech RepublicShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,606

Semifinals

21 February 2014
16:00
Sweden 2-1
(0-0, 2-1, 0-0)
 FinlandBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,476
21 February 2014
21:00
United States 0-1
(0-0, 0-1, 0-0)
 CanadaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,172

Bronze medal game

22 February 2014
19:00
United States 0-5
(0-0, 0-2, 0-3)
 Finland 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,052

Gold medal game

Canada won the game 3-0 with goals from Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby, and Chris Kunitz,[9] each scoring their first goal of the tournament.[10] Canada shut Sweden out with an overpowering defense limiting them to 24 shots, and Canada's goaltender Carey Price played well when needed.[11] The Canadian team's executive director Steve Yzerman called the performance in Sochi the finest defensive effort ever for a Canadian team.[12] Canada shut out its opponents in the semifinals and final and allowed only three goals in six games. It was also the first time since 1928 that a Canadian team won all its games.[10]

The win represented Canada's second consecutive men's gold in ice hockey, and the third time in four Olympics that Canada won both men's and women's gold in hockey.[10]

The game was a national phenomenon in Canada, with more than 15 million Canadians watching at least part of the game.[13] Several provinces and cities relaxed their liquor laws to allow bars to open as early as 4 am.[14]

23 February 2014
16:00
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sweden 0-3
(0-1, 0-1, 0-1)
 Canada 1st place, gold medalist(s)Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,076

Final rankings

The final standings of the tournament according to the IIHF:[15]

Statistics

Average age

Team Czech Republic was the oldest team in the tournament, averaging 30 years and 7 months. Team USA was the youngest team in the tournament, averaging 27 years and 6 months. Gold medalists team Canada averaged 28 years and 9 months. Tournament average was 28 years and 10 months.[16]

Leading scorers

Rankings based upon points, and sorted by goals.[17]

Rank Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
1  Phil Kessel (USA) 6 5 3 8 4 +6
2  Erik Karlsson (SWE) 6 4 4 8 0 +5
3  Mikael Granlund (FIN) 6 3 4 7 4 +3
4  James van Riemsdyk (USA) 6 1 6 7 2 +7
5  Michael Grabner (AUT) 4 5 1 6 0 -2
6  Drew Doughty (CAN) 6 4 2 6 0 +4
7  Teemu Selänne (FIN) 6 4 2 6 4 +3
8  Alexander Radulov (RUS) 5 3 3 6 4 +4
9  Shea Weber (CAN) 6 3 3 6 0 +5
10  Pavel Datsyuk (RUS) 5 2 4 6 0 +3

Hat trick scorers

Leading goaltenders

Goalkeepers with 40% or more of their team's total minutes, ranked by save percentage.[18]

Rank Goaltender Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves SO
1  Carey Price (CAN) 302:32 3 0.59 .972 103 2
2  Jonas Hiller (SUI) 179:09 2 0.67 .971 66 2
3  Sergei Bobrovsky (RUS) 157:12 3 1.15 .952 60 1
4  Mathias Lange (AUT) 139:38 4 1.72 .952 80 0
5  Edgars Masa?skis (LAT) 179:52 6 2.00 .946 105 0

Shutout posters

Awards

The Finnish national and Anaheim Ducks' player Teemu Selänne was selected as the MVP of the tournament.
Most valuable player Teemu Selänne  Finland
Best goaltender Carey Price  Canada
Best defenseman Erik Karlsson  Sweden
Best forward Phil Kessel  United States

Source: IIHF.com

Tournament all-star team

References

  1. ^ "Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal game: Canada 3-0 Sweden - as it happened". Guardian. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Team Canada wins gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in men's Olympic hockey". Global News. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Canada v Sweden men's ice hockey final - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: live". Daily Telegraph. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 Olympic Winter Games". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Sochi officials named". IIHF. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Tournament Format". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Russian hockey fans protest disallowed goal in front of the U.S. Embassy". espn.go.com/. CBC News. Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Sochi officials named". Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Box score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Canada's National Teams win gold medals at 2014 Olympic Winter Games". Hockeycanada.ca. 2014-02-23. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Canada wins second straight Olympic gold, dominating Sochi tournament". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Canada shuts out Sweden to defend gold medal". ESPN. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "More than 15 million Canadians watched gold medal hockey win over Sweden". The Globe and Mail. 2014-02-24. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Bars across Canada get set to toast the big game | CTV News". Ctvnews.ca. 2014-02-22. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Tournament Progress" (PDF). Stats.iihf.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ https://www.quanthockey.com/olympics/en/teams/team-canada-players-2014-olympics-stats.html
  17. ^ "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2014.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Ice_hockey_at_the_2014_Winter_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men's_tournament
 



 



 
Music Scenes