SOCHI, Russia — And then there were 12.
The first of 13 Kings and Ducks chosen to represent their respective homelands at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament was eliminated Tuesday, when Switzerland and Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller lost a qualification playoff game to Latvia.
Here’s a look at how the Kings and Ducks did in Tuesday’s playoff qualification games:
Slovenia 4, Austria 0: Kings center Anze Kopitar scored his team’s first goal, during a first-period power play, as No. 8 Slovenia advanced to a quarterfinal matchup Wednesday against No. 1 Sweden. Kopitar had two shots and was +2 defensively in a game-high 23 minutes and...