Habs in Sochi Update #1

Photo: Chris Martin (PC Advisor)

Photo: Chris Martin (PC Advisor)

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are currently being held this season in Sochi, Russia (2014). In these games, the world will watch as seven Montreal Canadiens players head over to Russia to participate in the Men’s Ice Hockey event. The Habs players participating in the games are:

Max Pacioretty – USA.

Peter Budaj – Slovakia.

Alexei Emelin – Russia.

Andrei Markov – Russia.

Tomas Plekanec – Czech Republic.

P.K. Subban – Canada.

Carey Price – Canada.

Today, I give the Habs Player of the Day to Tomas Plekanec (captain of the Czech Republic) who kicked off the tournament for the #HabsInSochi today with an assist, 2 shots on goal in just over 22 minutes of ice time.

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The major arena holding the majority of games is the newly opened (2012) Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The $180.1 million structure holds a capacity of 12,000 people. 300 metres down the road is an even new barn (2013), Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The $27.2 million arena will host ice hockey games as well as ice sledge hockey games in the Paralympics.

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DAY 1:

PLAYER NAME………COUNTRY……………..GOALS……ASSISTS……SOG……TOI

Tomas Plekanec……..Czech Republic…………0………………1…………..2……..22:04

The Czech Republic captain Tomas Plekanec was receiving first line ice time today when 9:59 into the second period of action he fed the puck right to Jagr who put home the Czech’s second of two goals in the game, falling 4-2 to Sweden. Going 45% after 20 faceoffs, Plekanec received just over 22 minutes of ice time which proved to be second most on the team. The Habs 3rd place leader in points will captain his Czech Republic team into the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Friday at 3:00am eastern time against the winless Latvians.

 

Daily Scores:

Czech Republic 2 vs. Sweden 4 —– ATTENDANCE: 11, 419

Latvia 0 vs. Switzerland 1 ———– ATTENDANCE: 5, 116

 

Zachery’s 3 Stars of the Day:

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Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

1. Erik Karlsson (Sweden – Ottawa Senators): 2 Goals, 4 Shots, +2, TOI: 19:01.

2. Edgars Masalskis (Latvia – HK SKP Poprad): Saved 38 of 39 shots. / .974 save %

3. Jonas Hiller (Switzerland – Anaheim Ducks): First shutout of the tournament. (21 Save Shutout)

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#HabsInSochi Totals:

1. Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic): 0 Goals, 1 Assist — 1 Point.

2. Alexei Emelin (Russia): —

3. Andrei Markov (Russia): —

4. Max Pacioretty (USA): —

5. P.K. Subban (Canada): —

 

1. Carey Price (Canada): —

2. Peter Budaj (Slovakia): —

 

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