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Men's ice hockey
at the Games of the Olympiad
Ice hockey pictogram
VenuesBolshoy Ice Dome
Shayba Arena
Dates12–23 February 2014
Competitors300 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon 
Silver medal icon 
Bronze medal icon 
«20102018»
Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics
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Tournament
men  women
Qualification
men  women
Rosters
men  women

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 three others took part in a qualification tournament.

Canada won the tournament, defeating Sweden 3–0 in the gold medal match, and avenging their 1994 gold medal loss. Finland finished with the bronze medal, defeating USA 5-0, and captain Teemu Selänne was awarded MVP of the tournament, scoring 2 goals 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 and the first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984.[2][3]

Canada surrendered only 3 goals in six games, the fewest allowed by a gold medallist since 1928 when Canada completely shut out the opposition in a 3-game tournament. Canada also scored only 17 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 (19 goals in 8 games).

QualificationEdit

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]

RostersEdit

Group A Group B Group C

OfficialsEdit

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

Referees

Referees

Linesmen

Linesmen
  • Flag of the United States Andy McElman
  • Flag of Germany André Schrader
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Slovakia Miroslav Valach
  • Flag of Canada Mark Wheler
  • Flag of Canada Jesse Wilmot
  • Flag of the United States Christopher Woodworth

Preliminary roundEdit

Tiebreak criteriaEdit

In each group, teams will be ranked according to the following criteria:[6]

  1. number of points (3 points for a regulation time win, 2 points for an overtime or shootout win, 1 point for an overtime or shootout defeat, 0 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 difference 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 AEdit

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of the United States United States of America 3 2 1 0 0 15 4 +11 8
Flag of Russia Russia 3 1 1 1 0 8 5 +3 6
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 6 11 −5 3
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3 0 0 1 2 2 11 −9 1


02014-02-13 13 February 2014 v
16:30
Russia Flag of Russia 5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,653
02014-02-13 13 February 2014 v
16:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 1–7
(0–1, 1–6, 0–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,119
02014-02-15 15 February 2014 v
12:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 1–3
(0–0, 0–0, 1–3)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,438
02014-02-15 15 February 2014 v
16:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–2 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,678
02014-02-16 16 February 2014 v
16:30
Russia Flag of Russia 1–0 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,097
02014-02-16 16 February 2014 v
16:30
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,892

Group BEdit

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Canada Canada 3 2 1 0 0 11 2 +9 8
Flag of Finland Finland 3 2 0 1 0 15 7 +8 7
Flag of Austria Austria 3 1 0 0 2 7 15 −8 3
Flag of Norway Norway 3 0 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0


02014-02-13 13 February 2014 v
12:00
Finland Flag of Finland 8–4
(4–2, 2–0, 2–2)
Flag of Austria Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,664
02014-02-13 13 February 2014 v
21:00
Canada Flag of Canada 3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Norway Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,261
02014-02-14 14 February 2014 v
21:00
Canada Flag of Canada 6–0
(2–0, 4–0, 0–0)
Flag of Austria Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 8,969
02014-02-14 14 February 2014 v
21:00
Norway Flag of Norway 1–6
(0–3, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,018
02014-02-16 16 February 2014 v
12:00
Austria Flag of Austria 3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,882
02014-02-16 16 February 2014 v
21:00
Finland Flag of Finland 1–2 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of Canada Canada Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,263

Group CEdit

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 10 5 +5 9
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 +1 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 6 7 −1 3
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0


02014-02-12 12 February 2014 v
21:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2–4
(0–2, 2–2, 0–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,419
02014-02-12 12 February 2014 v
21:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,116
02014-02-14 14 February 2014 v
12:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–2
(2–1, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,831
02014-02-14 14 February 2014 v
16:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden 1–0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,968
02014-02-15 15 February 2014 v
21:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 10,253
02014-02-15 15 February 2014 v
21:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–3
(1–1, 3–1, 1–1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,709

Playoff roundEdit

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.

Playoff standingsEdit

Team advanced to Quarterfinals
Team must play in Qualification playoffs
Rank Team Group Pos GP Pts GD GF IIHF Rank
1D Flag of Sweden Sweden C 1 3 9 +5 10 1
2D Flag of the United States United States of America A 1 3 8 +11 15 6
3D Flag of Canada Canada B 1 3 8 +9 11 5
4D Flag of Finland Finland B 2 3 7 +8 15 2
5D Flag of Russia Russia A 2 3 6 +3 8 3
6D Flag of Switzerland Switzerland C 2 3 6 +1 2 7
7D Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic C 3 3 3 −1 6 4
8D Flag of Slovenia Slovenia A 3 3 3 −5 6 17
9D Flag of Austria Austria B 3 3 3 −8 7 15
10D Flag of Slovakia Slovakia A 4 3 1 −9 2 8
11D Flag of Latvia Latvia C 4 3 0 −5 5 11
12D Flag of Norway Norway B 4 3 0 −9 3 9

BracketEdit

  Qualification playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                                     
        
  1D  Flag of Sweden Sweden 5  
    E4  Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 0  
8D  Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 4
9D  Flag of Austria Austria 0  
  F1  Flag of Sweden Sweden 2  
  F4  Flag of Finland Finland 1  
        
        
  4D  Flag of Finland Finland 3
    E1  Flag of Russia Russia 1  
5D  Flag of Russia Russia 4
12D  Flag of Norway Norway 0  
   Flag of Sweden Sweden 0
   Flag of Canada Canada 3
        
        
  3D  Flag of Canada Canada 2 Bronze medal game
    E2  Flag of Latvia Latvia 1  
6D  Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1  Flag of Finland Finland 5
11D  Flag of Latvia Latvia 3    Flag of the United States United States of America 0
  F3  Flag of Canada Canada 1
  F2  Flag of the United States United States of America 0  
        
        
  2D  Flag of the United States United States of America 5
    E3  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2  
7D  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5

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Indicates overtime victory
Indicates shootout victory

Qualification playoffsEdit

The top four 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.

02014-02-18 18 February 2014 v
12:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Austria Austria Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 6,821
02014-02-18 18 February 2014 v
16:30
Russia Flag of Russia 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,423
02014-02-18 18 February 2014 v
21:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,912
02014-02-18 18 February 2014 v
21:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 5–3
(3–0, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,628

QuarterfinalsEdit

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.

02014-02-19 19 February 2014 v
12:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–0
(1–0, 0–0, 4–0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,325
02014-02-19 19 February 2014 v
16:30
Finland Flag of Finland 3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,654
02014-02-19 19 February 2014 v
21:00
Canada Flag of Canada 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,825
02014-02-19 19 February 2014 v
21:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–2
(3–1, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,606

SemifinalsEdit

02014-02-21 21 February 2014 v
16:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 2–1
(0–0, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Finland Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,476
02014-02-21 21 February 2014 v
21:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Canada Canada Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,172

Bronze medal gameEdit

02014-02-22 22 February 2014 v
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 0–5
(0–0, 0–2, 0–3)
Flag of Finland Finland Bronze medal icon Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,052

Gold medal gameEdit

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 goalkeeper 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 semifinals and the final and allowed only three goals in 6 games. It was also the first time since 1928 that a Canadian team had gone undefeated.[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 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 4am.[12]

02014-02-23 23 February 2014 v
16:00
Silver medal icon Sweden Flag of Sweden 0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Canada Canada 1 Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,076

Final rankingsEdit

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

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

StatisticsEdit

Leading scorersEdit

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

Rank Player GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Flag of the United States.png Phil Kessel (USA) 65384+6
2 Flag of Sweden.png Erik Karlsson (SWE) 64480+5
3 Flag of Finland.png Mikael Granlund (FIN) 63474+3
4 Flag of the United States.png James van Riemsdyk (USA) 61672+7
5 Flag of Austria.png Michael Grabner (AUT) 45160−2
6 Flag of Canada.png Drew Doughty (CAN) 64260+4
7 Flag of Finland.png Teemu Selänne (FIN) 64264+3
8 Flag of Russia.png Alexander Radulov (RUS) 53364+4
9 Flag of Canada.png Shea Weber (CAN) 63360+5
10 Flag of Russia.png Pavel Datsyuk (RUS) 52460+3

Hat trick scorers

Leading goaltendersEdit

Goalkeepers with 40% or more of their team's total minutes, ranked by save percentage.[15]

RankGoaltenderMinutesGAGAASV%SavesSO
1Flag of Canada.png Carey Price (CAN)302:3230.59.9721032
2Flag of Switzerland.png Jonas Hiller (SUI)179:0920.67.971662
3Flag of Russia.png Sergei Bobrovsky (RUS)157:1231.15.952601
4Flag of Austria.png Mathias Lange (AUT)139:3841.72.952800
522x20px Edgars Masaļskis (LAT)179:5262.00.9461050

Shutout posters

AwardsEdit

TeemuSelanne2010WinterOlympics

The Finnish national and Anaheim Ducks' player Teemu Selänne was selected as the MVP of the tournament.

Most valuable player Teemu Selänne Flag of Finland Finland
Best goaltender Carey Price Flag of Canada Canada
Best defenseman Erik Karlsson Flag of Sweden Sweden
Best forward Phil Kessel Flag of the United States United States of America

Source: IIHF.com

Tournament all-star teamEdit

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

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal game: Canada 3-0 Sweden - as it happened. Guardian (23 February 2014). Retrieved on 24 February 2014.
  2. Team Canada wins gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in men’s Olympic hockey. Global News (23 February 2014). Retrieved on 24 February 2014.
  3. Canada v Sweden men's ice hockey final - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: live. Daily Telegraph (23 February 2014). Retrieved on 24 February 2014.
  4. 2014 Olympic Winter Games. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 10 February 2013.
  5. Sochi officials named. IIHF. Retrieved on 19 February 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tournament Format. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 29 January 2014.
  7. "Box score". Retrieved on 24 February 2014. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Canada's National Teams win gold medals at 2014 Olympic Winter Game". 
  9. "Canada wins second straight Olympic gold, dominating Sochi tournament". Retrieved on 24 February 2014. 
  10. "Canada shuts out Sweden to defend gold medal". Retrieved on 24 February 2014. 
  11. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/olympics/more-than-15-million-canadians-watched-gold-medal-hockey-win-over-sweden/article17076958/
  12. http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/bars-across-canada-get-set-to-toast-the-big-game-1.1699376
  13. Tournament Progress
  14. Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 23 February 2014.
  15. Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 23 February 2014.

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