Sodertalje 2 @ Rogle 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 30/31, 1.00 GAA, .968 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 2.46 GAA, .919 sv%
Former Lightning draft pick Eric Beaudoin had an assist on Rogle's only goal. There are 5 games remaining in the Elitserien regular season. Sodertalje is on the brink of elimination, 12 points behind 8th place Lulea. In the Elitserien, a regulation win is worth 3 points in the standings.
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.
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.
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.