And then there were four. As in four St. Louis Blues players left standing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. With the United States bowing out (read: getting crushed) by Finland in today’s bronze medal game, David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk fall below our “been eliminated” line while four Blues remain in play.
Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo make up a defensive pairing for Canada, and are heading into a gold medal game against Sweden. Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund are two important parts of the Swedish attack, and it’ll be fun to watch the Blues on Blues action.
Here’s a look at how each individual Olympian has performed through the bronze medal game. Stats are up-to-date through games played on February 22.
Patrik Berglund -Sweden – 5 GP, 2 G, 1 A, even
Alexander Steen - Sweden – 5 GP, 1 G, 3 A, plus-two
Alex Pietrangelo - Canada – 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-three
Jay Bouwmeester - Canada – 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-three
Eliminated from Play
Jaroslav Halak - Slovakia – 2 GP, 0 W, 1 L, .857 SV%, 5.13 GAA
Vladimir Tarasenko - Russia – 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, minus-two
David Backes - USA – 6 GP, 3 G, 1 A, even
Kevin Shattenkirk - USA – 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, plus-three
T.J. Oshie - USA – 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, even
In prior editions of this stat update, we had Vladimir Tarasenko scoring a single goal for Russia. He didn’t score a goal, we just had him confused with Alexei Tereshenko. That has been adjusted here.