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Sens Olympic Notes: February 13, 2014

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 3:15 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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It was a quiet day on the ice for Sens at the 2014 Olympics today, but Sens fans — the majority of which call Canada home — had plenty to take in today.

Erik Karlsson - The Sens D-man and Team Sweden had a practice day today after yesterday’s 4-2 win over the Czech Republic. For those who missed it, King Karl had a pair of goals in the win and appears to be on a quest to be the star of the 2014 games. Sweden returns to action tomorrow against Switzerland.

Milan Michalek - The Sens’ winger came out on the wrong side of the above 4-2 game against Karlsson and Team Sweden. Michalek saw limited ice time, but was relied on heavily as a penalty killer against a potent Swedish attack yesterday — not unlike his special teams role in Ottawa. The Czechs return to action tomorrow as well when they take on Latvia.

Team Canada - The Canadians may have scared a few fans on Thursday when they failed to score a goal against a much less renowned Norwegian team, but the slow start didn’t prevent them from coming out with a win as they knocked off Norway by a 3-1 score.

Nashville’s Shea Weber, Dallas’ Jamie Benn and L.A.’s Drew Doughty were Canada’s goal-scorers while Montreal goalkeeper Carey Price backstopped Canada to the win with a 19 save performance. Norwegian goalkeeper Lars Haugen stood tall against the Canadian group with 35 saves and was the best player on the ice for much of the game.

While the scoreline isn’t what Canadian fans were hoping for against a weaker Norwegian squad, they can take solace in Canada’s play over the three periods. After a slow start to the first period, Canada took the game over and controlled play, creating plenty of dangerous situations in the offensive zone. Assuming they continue to maintain that level of play over the duration of the tournament, the goals will come from this very talented group.

Team Canada is back in action tomorrow against Austria.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
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M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
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