-The quarterfinal round schedule is set.
-Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves for Russia in a 4-0 shutout of Norway. Alexander Radulov netted two goals and an assist for Russia while teammate Pavel Datsyuk recorded three assists. Evgeni Malkin was held without a point for Russia.
-Russia's Alex Ovechkin took a tumble while attacking Norway's cage and goaltender Lars Haugen:
-Haugen got the wrong view of this puck:
-Down times for Haugen:
-Really down times for Haugen:
-A good look at Bobrovsky's lid:
-Bobrovsky kept an eye on this puck:
-The handshake line:
-Norway forward Mats Zuccarello missed the game due to a hand injury.
-Two goals by Roman Cervenka led the Czech Republic to a 5-3 win against Slovakia. David Krejci and Tomas Plekanec each had a goal and an assist for the Czech Republic while teammate Tomas Kaberle recorded two assists. Andrej Pavelec made 29 saves in the victory. Marian Hossa scored two goals for Slovakia.
-Happy times for the Czech Republic:
-Not happy times for Slovakia:
-Slovakia captain Zdeno Chara and the Czech Republic's Jaromir Jagr had a moment:
-Cervenka was able to beat Slovkia's Jan Lacos and Andrej Sekera for a goal here:
-The Czech Republic's Zbynek Michalek controlled this puck:
-Pavelec kicked out this puck:
-Czech Republic forward Patrik Elias missed the game due to an illness.
-Robert Kristan made 40 saves for Slovenia in a 4-0 shutout of Austria. Sabahudin Kovacevic and Jan Mursak each had a goal and an assist for Slovenia while teammate David Rodman recorded two assists.
-Happy times for Kristan:
-Happy times for Slovenia:
-Kristian kept an eye on this puck:
-Kristan mugged for the camera:
-Slovenia's David Rodman crashed into the boards thanks to Austria's Michael Raffl:
-Slovenia's Anze Kopitar took a tumble here:
-Lauris Darzins scored two goals for Latvia in a 3-1 defeat of Austria. Edgars Masalskis made 32 saves in the victory.
-Happy times for Latvia's xxx. Not so much for Switzerland's Damien Brunner:
-Happy times for Latvia. Not so much for Switzerland's Matthias Bieber:
-Latvia surrounded its net:
-"Today was a lucky day for us. We got some good breaks, but it's great for Latvian hockey, for sure." - Latvia coach Ted Nolan on his team getting its first Olympic win in 12 years.
-"I think you always want more. If you asked me that question a month ago, I'd have said, 'I'd like to create more.' It's the same way now. You always want to generate offense, create chances, and obviously put the puck in the net." - Canada forward Sidney Crosby on being limited to two assists in three Olympic games thus far. Crosby was reunited on a line with Chris Kunitz and Patrice Bergeron in practice today.
-"We've changed our lines, in my opinion – same at last Olympics – too much." - Canada coach Mike Babcock.
-Do yourself a favor and read this wonderfully introspective piece on Dan Bylsma by Sports Illustrated Dan Bylsma.
-United States/Predators general manager David Poile underwent further surgery to repair facial injuries suffered when he was struck by a puck earlier this month.
-NHL commissioner Gary Bettman would not commit to participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
-"That will never happen. I can guarantee that will never happen." - IIHF President Rene Fasel shooting down the possibility of dropping women's hockey from the Olympics.
-Crews began clearing snow Soldier Field in Chicago in order to construct a rink for the upcoming Penguins-Blackhawks outdoor game:
He's a bigger look at the snow-clearing process at Soldier Field pic.twitter.com/qivHZTMcwD— Nina Falcone (@NinaFalcone) February 18, 2014
-Happy 78th birthday to former Penguins captain and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Ab McDonald. Chosen in the 1967 expansion draft, McDonald spent one season with the Penguins. During the franchise's inaugural campaign of 1967-68, he played all 74 games and scored 43 points, including a team-leading 22 goals. He also served as the Penguins' first captain and was the first player in franchise history to wear No. 20. In the 1968 offseason, McDonald was traded to the Blues in exchange for Lou Angotti.
-Happy 47th birthday to former Penguins forward Glenn Mulvenna. Signed by the Penguins in the 1987 offseason, Mulvenna's career amounted to one game in the 1991-92 season. He signed with the rival Flyers in the following offseason.
-The Sabres officially terminated the contract of forward Linus Omark.
(Photos: Olympics-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images, Julio Cortez/Associated Press, Petr David Josek/Assocated Press; Streeter Lecka/Getty Images, Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images, Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images, and Martin Rose/Getty Images)