Eight of the nine St. Louis Blues players that went to the 2014 Winter Olympics are still active. Only Jaroslav Halak and the Slovakian team have been eliminated from medal contention so far. We’re to the “elite eight” portion of the tournament, and the United States, Sweden, Russia and Canada are all still alive and playing.
That could change by this time tomorrow, but right now almost every Blue in Sochi still has a chance to add to his statline in the quarterfinal round.
Since Vladimir Sobotka wasn’t able to head to Russia to play for the Czech Republic, no Blues will actually square off against one another through the four games tomorrow. Not sure what the statistical improbability of that is, but it seems incredibly strange.
No matter, here’s the stats for every Blue in Sochi through the qualifying round.
Feel free to click on any player’s name to see his Olympic spotlight.
David Backes – USA – 3 GP, 2 G, plus-two
Kevin Shattenkirk – USA – 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-two
T.J. Oshie – USA – 3 GP, 0 G, 3 A, plus-two (something about four shootout goals?)
Patrik Berglund -Sweden – 3 GP, 2 G, 1 A, even
Alexander Steen – Sweden – 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-two
Vladimir Tarasenko – Russia – 4 GP, 1 G, 1 A, even
Alex Pietrangelo – Canada – 3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-two
Jay Bouwmeester – Canada – 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, plus-two
Eliminated from Play
Jaroslav Halak – Slovakia – 2 GP, 0 W, 1 L, .857 SV%, 5.13 GAA