Olympic recap - February 15

Saturday, 15.02.2014 / 2:30 PM canadiens.com

SLOVAKIA 1-3 SLOVENIA

After making his Olympic debut in the second half of February 13's tilt against the United States, Peter Budaj watched from the bench as a surprising Slovenia team upended Slovakia 3-1.

For the second time in two games, Jaroslav Halak got the start but was unable to recapture his 2010 Olympic form. The Slovaks drop to 0-2 in Sochi while the Slovenes are now 1-1.

UNITED STATES 3-2 RUSSIA (Shootout)

The game pitted Habs teammates Max Pacioretty of the US against Russians Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov. T.J. Oshie proved to be the shootout hero, going four-for-six against Sergei Bobrovsky and scoring the game-winner in the eighth round of the shootout.

Markov helped the Russians get one point by setting up both of his team's regulation-time goals. Number 79 played 20:07 while teammate Alexei Emelin, who went scoreless, was on the ice for 14:18.

Max Pacioretty watched most of the game from the bench, as he only played for 8:31 and was benched for a period by coach Ban Bylsma after taking a holding penalty early in the second frame. The winger obtained one shot on net and skated alongside Oshie and Paul Stastny.

CZECH REPUBLIC 0-1 SWITZERLAND

Tomas Plekanec, who led his team with four shots and had 22:04 in ice time, had a glorious chance to tie the game in the middle of the first period, but the Swiss took advantage of strong goaltending and a perfect penalty kill to end its round-robin campaign with a record of 2-1.

The Swiss only scored two goals during its entire three-game run in Sochi so far, but has gone 11-for-11 on its PK unit. Jonas Hiller has shutouts in both of his starts.

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