Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's ice hockey
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Venues Bolshoy Ice Dome
Shayba Arena
Dates 12–23 February 2014
Competitors 300 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada (9th title)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Finland
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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

Group A Group B Group C

Officials

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

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)
 Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,653
13 February 2014
16:30
Slovakia  1–7
(0–1, 1–6, 0–0)
 United States Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,119
15 February 2014
12:00
Slovakia  1–3
(0–0, 0–0, 1–3)
 Slovenia Bolshoy 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)
 Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,678
16 February 2014
16:30
Russia  1–0 (SO)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Slovakia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,097
16 February 2014
16:30
Slovenia  1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
 United States Shayba 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)
 Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,664
13 February 2014
21:00
Canada  3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,261
14 February 2014
21:00
Canada  6–0
(2–0, 4–0, 0–0)
 Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 8,969
14 February 2014
21:00
Norway  1–6
(0–3, 0–2, 1–1)
 Finland Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,018
16 February 2014
12:00
Austria  3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,882
16 February 2014
21:00
Finland  1–2 (OT)
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Canada Bolshoy 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)
 Sweden Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,419
12 February 2014
21:00
Latvia  0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  Switzerland Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,116
14 February 2014
12:00
Czech Republic  4–2
(2–1, 2–1, 0–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,831
14 February 2014
16:30
Sweden  1–0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  Switzerland Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,968
15 February 2014
21:00
Switzerland   1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Czech Republic Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,253
15 February 2014
21:00
Sweden  5–3
(1–1, 3–1, 1–1)
 Latvia Shayba 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)
 Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,821
18 February 2014
16:30
Russia  4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,423
18 February 2014
21:00
Switzerland   1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,912
18 February 2014
21:00
Czech Republic  5–3
(3–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Slovakia Shayba 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)
 Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,325
19 February 2014
16:30
Finland  3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
 Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,654
19 February 2014
21:00
Canada  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,825
19 February 2014
21:00
United States  5–2
(3–1, 1–0, 1–1)
 Czech Republic Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,606

Semifinals

21 February 2014
16:00
Sweden  2–1
(0–0, 2–1, 0–0)
 Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,476
21 February 2014
21:00
United States  0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 Canada Bolshoy 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, 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,[7] each scoring their first goal of the tournament.[8] Canada shut Sweden out with an overpowering defense limiting them to 24 shots, and Canada's goaltender Carey Price played well when needed.[9] The Canadian team's executive director Steve Yzerman called the performance in Sochi the finest defensive effort ever for a Canadian team.[10] 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.[8]

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. Canada had not won back-to-back men's golds since 1948 and 1952, and no nation had done it since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988.[8]

The game was a national phenomenon in Canada, with more than 15 million Canadians watching at least part of the game.[11] Several provinces and cities relaxed their liquor laws to allow bars to open as early as 4 am.[12]

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

Final rankings

The final standings of the tournament according to the IIHF:[13]

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland
4  United States
5  Russia
6  Czech Republic
7  Slovenia
8  Latvia
9   Switzerland
10  Austria
11  Slovakia
12  Norway

Statistics

Leading scorers

Rankings based upon points, and sorted by goals.[14]

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.[15]

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 Masaļskis (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

Position Player Team
G Henrik Lundqvist  Sweden
D Erik Karlsson  Sweden
D Drew Doughty  Canada
F Teemu Selänne  Finland
F Phil Kessel  United States
F Mikael Granlund  Finland

References

  1. ^ "Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal game: Canada 3-0 Sweden - as it happened". Guardian. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Team Canada wins gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in men's Olympic hockey". Global News. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Canada v Sweden men's ice hockey final - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: live". Daily Telegraph. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Olympic Winter Games". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sochi officials named". IIHF. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Tournament Format". IIHF.com. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Box score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Canada's National Teams win gold medals at 2014 Olympic Winter Games". Hockeycanada.ca. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  9. ^ "Canada wins second straight Olympic gold, dominating Sochi tournament". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Canada shuts out Sweden to defend gold medal". ESPN. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "More than 15 million Canadians watched gold medal hockey win over Sweden". The Globe and Mail. 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Bars across Canada get set to toast the big game | CTV News". Ctvnews.ca. 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  13. ^ "Tournament Progress" (PDF). Stats.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  14. ^ "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

External links

  • Official IIHF website
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