St. Louis Blues Olympic players not named Jaroslav Halak have continued to be on the winning side of things in Sochi. The United States and Russia still have only played one game each—that will change in just a few short hours—meaning that four of the nine Olympians haven’t had a chance to do much more damage on the statistical side of things yet.
Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo were both in action yesterday though as Canada took on Austria and thrashed them via a 6-0 final score. They were steady as usual, jumping up into the play when the chance was there but mostly providing stringy defense.
The Canadians have only allowed one goal through two games and appear to be more of a defensive juggernaut than an offensive one.
Sweden also played, meaning that Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund were both active. Steen had several good opportunities to score but seemed just a bit off the mark all day, while Berglund didn’t seem rattled by his new gig as the No. 1 center for the Swedes.
Here’s a stat update for each individual Blues player that is in Sochi.
Click on the individual player’s name to see his Olympic spotlight for a more in-depth look at what he brings to the table for his respective team.
David Backes – USA – 1 GP, 1 G, plus-one
Kevin Shattenkirk – USA – 1 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-one
T.J. Oshie – USA – 1 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-two
Patrik Berglund -Sweden – 2 GP, 1 G, 1 A, plus-one
Alexander Steen – Sweden – 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-three
Vladimir Tarasenko – Russia – 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A
Alex Pietrangelo – Canada – 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-two
Jay Bouwmeester – Canada – 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, plus-two
Jaroslav Halak – Slovakia – 1 GP, 0 W, 1 L, .800 SV%, 8.96 GAA
All stats accurate through games completed on February 14 and appear courtesy of IIHF.com.
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