Keeping up with Kings, Ducks in the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament

Los Angeles Times sports editor Mike James offers a wrap-up of how the U.S. team is faring at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI, Russia -- Every team in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament has played its first game, and players sent here by the Kings and Ducks had a big impact on several of the contests.

Here’s a look at what the Southern California delegation of seven Ducks and six Kings did in their respective first games:

Feb. 12: Sweden 4, Czech Republic 2 -- Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg had one shot for Sweden but no points. He played only two minutes and 34 seconds.

Feb. 12: Switzerland 1, Latvia 0 -- Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller made 21 saves for Switzerland to earn his first Olympic shutout in his second Winter Games.


Feb. 13: Finland 8, Austria 4 -- Ducks winger Teemu Selanne had one assist for Finland but played only 5:27 and didn’t return after the first period because of an apparent neck injury. Ducks and Finland defenseman Sami Vatanen had three assists and was +1 defensively while playing 18:03.

Feb. 13: Russia 5, Slovenia 2 -- Kings defenseman Slava Voynov had one shot for Russia and played 16:26. Kings center Anze Kopitar had one assist for Slovenia as well as one minor penalty and one shot. He was +1 defensively in a team-high 20:18 of playing time.

Feb. 13: U.S. 7, Slovakia 1 -- Kings and U.S. goaltender Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his first Olympic appearance. Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler had one shot and was +2 for the U.S. while playing 15:04. Kings captain Dustin Brown, an alternate captain of Team USA, had one goal and was +2 in 14:43.

Feb. 13: Canada 3, Norway 1 -- Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had one assist and three shots and was +1 for Canada in 13:24. Ducks and Canada right wing Corey Perry had two shots and was +1 in 13:51. Kings winger Jeff Carter had three shots for Canada in 14:48. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist and a +2 defensive rating for Canada while taking two shots. He played a team-high 20:41.



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