Austin Goodman has deemed the Qualification Playoffs worthy of analysis in a special Olympic men’s hockey episode of Octopi Hockeytown.
Russia, Slovenia, Latvia and the Czech Republic all moved on to the next round of the 2014 men’s Olympic Hockey Tournament in Sochi leaving the tournament with eight remaining teams. Octopi will analytically break down each game; evaluating both statistical and nonstatistical events from the qualification round.
The Russians, Swedes, Americans and Canadians, who all pleaded their case and provided evidence to prove their worth for gold medal contention, will begin the next step in their quest to gold on Wednesday, February 19th at 3 a.m. EST.
Austin will preview the Sochi Quarterfinals matchups as well as predict the winners and results of the second elimination round.
3:00 a.m. EST – Sweden vs. Slovenia
7:30 a.m. EST – Finland vs. Russia
12:00 p.m. (noon) EST – Canada vs. Latvia
12:00 p.m. (noon) EST – USA vs. Czech Republic
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Information from the Detroit Red Wings was used in this report.
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Austin Goodman is the host of Octopi Hockeytown at Impact Sports.