Six Ducks and four Kings advance to Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals

SOCHI, Russia -- The contingent of Ducks and Kings who came to the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament is shrinking as the playoffs continue.

Seven Ducks and six Kings came to Sochi. Six Ducks and four Kings have made it to Friday’s semifinals, which will match Sweden vs. Finland and the U.S. vs. Canada.

Here’s an update on how the Kings and Ducks did in quarterfinal play Wednesday:

Sweden 5, Slovenia 0 — The first-ever Olympic tournament for Slovenia and Kings center Anze Kopitar ended at the hands of No. 1 seed Sweden. Kopitar finished the tournament with two goals and three points in five games. He took six shots and was plus-four defensively while playing a team-leading 105 minutes 11 seconds. Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg had a quiet game Wednesday for Sweden, taking no shots and scoring no points in 10:17.

Finland 3, Russia 1 — Ducks winger Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist and was plus-one for Finland, while Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen had one shot and was even defensively in 18 minutes 49 seconds’ ice time. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was minus-one defensively for Russia in 18:09.

Canada 2, Latvia 1 — Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had three shots and was minus-one for Canada in 15:55, and Ducks winger Corey Perry had five shots and was minus-one in 16:13 for Canada. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had an assist and three shots for Canada in 19:55 and Kings winger Jeff Carter had six shots but no points in 17:23 for Canada.

U.S. 5, Czech Republic 2 — Kings and U.S. goaltender Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, while Kings and U.S. winger Dustin Brown took five shots, scored a goal, and was plus-two in 14:16. Ducks and U.S. defenseman Cam Fowler had one shot and was plus-one in 15:17.


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