Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s blog on what’s been going on with Jeff Skinner can be found here.
- Corey Sznajder looks at the matchups that Jordan Staal sees and how Kirk Muller uses him (Shutdown Line)
- Andrew Luistro explains how time is ticking for Jiri Tlusty to make an impact on the Canes’ season (Sunbelt Hockey Journal)
- Andrej Sekera embraces his humble beginnings in Slovakia (Hurricanes’ Website)
The first games of the men’s tournament at the Sochi Olympics started yesterday with four teams playing two games.
- Erik Karlsson scored two goals to lead Team Sweden to a 4-2 lead over the Czech Republic. Unfortunate former Hurricane Tomas Kaberle had an assist.
- With seven seconds left Simon Moser scored the game-winning 1-0 goal for Switzerland to give them a win over Latvia.
The Hurricanes will have four players playing today:
- Andrej Sekera faces off Team USA for Slovakia, while Justin Faulk will be a scratch after playing on the bottom pairing in practice. They play at 7:30 a.m.
- Alexander Semin and Team Russia will face Slovenia in their first game. Semin has been on a line with Evgeni Malkin and former teammate Alex Ovechkin in practice. They also play at 7:30.
- Finally Tuomo Ruutu and Finland play the early game a 3 a.m. and are wrapping up the game right now.
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