Game Report 614 Olympic Winter Games - Men
PLAYED AT: Bolshoy Ice Dome
Date: Feb 19, 2014
GAME NOTES: WEBER’S LATE GOAL SENDS CANADA TO OLYMPIC SEMIFINALS DAVID BRIEN SOCHI, Russia – Shea Weber (Sicamous, B.C./Nashville, NHL) scored the game-winning goal with 6:54 to go in the third period as Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team moved on to the semifinals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with a 2-1 win over Latvia on Wednesday. Canada will face the United States in Friday’s late semifinal (noon ET/9 a.m. PT), a rematch of the 2010 Olympic gold medal game, won 3-2 in overtime by the Canadians. Sweden and Finland will meet in the other semifinal. Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay, Ont./Chicago, NHL) had the other goal for Canada, while Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) made 15 saves to record his third win in as many starts. The Canadians got the scoring started at the 13:37 mark of the opening period; Rick Nash (Brampton, Ont./New York Rangers, NHL) corralled the puck in front and circled the net before finding Sharp, who one-timed a shot past the outstretched glove of Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis for a 1-0 lead. But the European side answered back just 2:04 later with a little trickery. After Janis Sprukts won a neutral zone face-off, a Latvian defenceman quickly changed and forward Lauris Darzins jumped out the opposite door, taking a breakaway pass from Arturs Kulda and lifting a backhand over a sprawling Price. Frustrated time and time again by Gudlevskis, the Canadian offence suffered a big loss in the second period when John Tavares (Oakville, Ont./New York Islanders, NHL) left the game with an injury; head coach Mike Babcock confirmed after the game that Tavares would miss the rest of the tournament. Canada held a commanding 35-11 advantage in shots on goal after two periods, but Gudlevskis was single-handedly keeping his team in the game, making big save after big save. The Canadians continued their offensive barrage in period three, racking up 22 shots on Gudlevskis, while the Latvians managed just five on Price. But it took until the 19th shot of the final frame, and 54th of the game, for Canada to finally break through; with the Canadians enjoying a man advantage, Weber played give-and-go with Drew Doughty (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) at the point before blasting his third goal of the tournament past Gudlevskis. Through four games, Weber and Doughty have combined for seven goals, while the rest of the Canadian roster has six. The 21-year-old Gudlevskis was undoubtedly the star of the game, finishing with an astounding 55 saves.
Visiting Team: Latvia
Home Team: Canada
LATVIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Mustukovs, Ervins
G31  Masalskis, Edgars
G50  Gudlevskis, Kristers
  Stals, Juris
  Sprukts, Janis
  Rekis, Arvids
  Ozolins, Sandis
  Redlihs, Krisjanis
 10  Darzins, Lauris
 11  Sotnieks, Kristaps
 12  Vasiljevs, Herberts
 15  Karsums, Martins
 16  Daugavins, Kaspars
 21  Berzins, Armands
 24  Redlihs, Mikelis
 28  Girgensons, Zemgus
 29  Freibergs, Ralfs
 32  Kulda, Arturs
 37  Bartulis, Oskars
 47  Cipulis, Martins
 51  Jass, Koba
 70  Indrasis, Miks
 79  Pavlovs, Vitalijs
 81  Pujacs, Georgijs
 91  Kenins, Ronalds
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd28 2:00 Slashing minor 5:371 5:3716:23
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:331 19:332:27
3rd81 2:00 Slashing minor 11:091 11:0910:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Luongo, Roberto
G31  Price, Carey
  Keith, Duncan
  Hamhuis, Dan
  Weber, Shea
  Doughty, Drew
 10  Sharp, Patrick
 12  Marleau, Patrick
 14  Kunitz, Chris
 15  Getzlaf, Ryan
 16  Toews, Jonathan
 19  Bouwmeester, Jay
 20  Tavares, John
 22  Benn, Jamie
 24  Perry, Corey
 26  St-Louis, Martin
 27  Pietrangelo, Alex
 37  Bergeron, Patrice
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 61  Nash, Rick
 77  Carter, Jeff
 87  Crosby, Sidney
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 Tripping minor 6:181 6:1815:42
1st2:00 (auto) Broken Stick minor 16:021 16:025:58
2nd26 2:00 Slashing minor 10:211 10:2111:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA GoalsLATVIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:41  10-32-5            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st13:37  10-61            
3rd13:06 PP 6-8-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LATVIA0 / 3
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
LATVIA6 min / 3 inf
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LATVIA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
LATVIA1001
CANADA1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
LAT - Gudlevskis (58:22) (L)1519034/0:003rd/18:22
LAT - Gudlevskis (0:30) (L)002121/19:303rd/20:00
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)55515/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:12:00 PM
  -  End:12:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Men Game Report.