European Leagues

Olympic Game Night: 2-23-10

Last night...

Czech Republic 3 @ Latvia 2 (OT)
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM

Karsums played 18:52 in Latvia's near upset of the Czech Republic, in an Olympics some may remember as the tournament where the world's smaller hockey nations started to close the gap on the world's big powers. Bruins forward David Krejci scored the winner for the Czechs.

The game marked the end of the road for Latvia at the Olympics. Karsums will head back to the KHL from Vancouver.

Olympic Game Night: 2-20-10

Latvia 0 @ Slovakia 6
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM

Karsums played 16:53 in the match.

On the other side of the ice, Andrej Meszaros had 3 shots on goal in 19:59 of ice time. The blueliner is scoreless and +1 in 3 tournament games so far.

Olympic Game Night: 2-19-10

Czech Republic 5 @ Latvia 2
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM

Karsums played 16:15 in the match and assisted on another Girts Ankipans goal, this one a power play marker, in the 2nd period.

Elsewhere in the tournament, Ryan Malone had 1 goal and 1 assist in USA's 6-1 win over Norway on Thursday. He has 2 goals and 3 points in 2 games of group play.

Olympics Game Night: 2-16-10

Late last night...

Russia 8 @ Latvia 2
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Karsums played 12:21 in the match and assisted on a third period goal by Girts Ankipans. Russia was paced by 2 goals each by Alexander Ovechkin and Danis Zaripov.

Earlier in the day, Ryan Malone had a goal in Team USA's 3-1 win over Switzerland.

Elitserien Game Day: 2-8-10

Timra 1 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Tie, 26/27, 0.92 GAA, .963 sv%
Season totals: 1-1-2, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .921 sv%

Sodertalje surrendered a 1-0 lead in the third period, and in the process lost 2 crucial points in the standings in their quixotic attempt to make the Elitserien postseason. They're now 11 points back of 8th place Lulea with 7 games left in the regular season.

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