Bruins in the Olympics: Tuukka Rask sits as Finland wins, David Krejci picks up assist for Czech Republic
|02.14.14 at 9:26 pm ET|
Tuukka Rask sat out Finland’s 6-1 win over Norway Friday as Kari Lehtonen got the start and Antti Niemi served as the backup. Lehtonen put forth a pretty strong case to remain Finland’s starter a day after Rask allowed four goals to Austria, as Lehtonen made 20 saves on 21 shots and even had a pair of assists.
That isn’t to say a Bruin didn’t play goal in that game, as Bruins 2011 sixth-round pick Lars Volden played in relief of Lars Haugen for Norway. Volden made 23 saves on 26 shots faced. With the victory, Finland is now 2-0 and leading Group B thanks to a plus-9 goal differential.
Sitting just behind Finland is Canada, which shut out Austria with a 6-0 victory Friday. Patrice Bergeron, who had two points in Canada’s opening game against Norway, went without a point against Austria.
The Czech Republic evened its record to 1-1 with a 4-2 win over Latvia. David Krejci contributed an assist in the win, while former Bruin Jaromir Jagr contributed his second goal of the tournament.
Loui Eriksson and Sweden enjoyed a 1-0 win over Switzerland and now lead Group C with a 2-0 record.