February 18, 2014 1:25 pm

Russia-Norway notes, quotes, tweets

RUSSIA 4, NORWAY 0
-Re-watch the game here

BULLET POINTS: After an evenly played 20 minutes resulted in a scoreless game at the first intermission, Russia used two goals from Alexander Radulov, one from Ilya Kovalchuk and one from Alexei Tereshenko to outscore Norway 4-0 over the final two periods. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 22 shots to follow up Semyon Varlamov’s shutout of Slovakia with one of his own. The Norwegians put up an admirable fight in their tournament finale as leading scorer and New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello missed the game due to a hand injury.

VOYNOV: Slava Voynov led all Russian skaters in ice time with a total of 20:43. He recorded a plus-2 rating and one shot on goal in a versatile performance. Though he is yet to record a point this tournament, his plus-3 rating is tied for second amongst Russian skaters. With three shots on goal in four games, he trails team leader Alexander Ovechkin by 18 shots on goal.

THEIR WORDS: “The most important thing right now is the team,” Ovechkin said, as reported by NHL.com’s Arpon Basu. “It’s not about personal stats, it’s not about the goal-scoring lead. We’re here to win the gold. It’s not about winning scoring titles and all that kind of stuff.”

NEXT GAME: Quarterfinals: Russia-Finland, 4:30 a.m. PT, Wednesday, February 19, NBCSN; Norway eliminated

LAKings.com recap
IIHF game sheet
Photos of the game

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 11 - Russia v Norway

 

 

 

461427011JH00107_Ice_Hockey

-photos courtesy Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.