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John Tavares finished in Sochi after injuring his leg

John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics after injuring his leg in the quarter-final game against Latvia. Tavares’s knee got trapped between a Latvian defenceman and the boards and he fell to the ice in a heap. He skated off but left the game shortly after.

The 23-year-old, who was one of Canada’s best players in the preliminary round despite not registering a point, will be re-evaluated by New York Islanders doctors, according to head coach Mike Babcock.

“He seemed to be in a fine mood, obviously disappointed he’s injured,” Babcock said.

Under IIHF rules for the Olympics, Canada cannot replace Tavares on the roster. This leaves it with 24 players, including 13 healthy forwards.

Read the full story.

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(Jim Young/Reuters)

 

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(Nathan Denette/CP)

 

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Man in blackface spotted wearing P.K. Subban’s jersey at Team Canada match

(Via @BenRothenberg)

(Via @BenRothenberg)

A photo emerged shortly after Team Canada’s quarter-final game that appears to show a man in blackface wearing P.K. Subban’s jersey. The photo was tweeted by New York Times contributor Ben Rothenberg. Subban is a Canadian of Jamaican descent.

Reaction on Twitter was swift and the tweet by Rothenberg, which condemned the act, was retweeted more than 400 times.

Not the first time

Believe it or not, this has happened before. In 2010, two spectators showed up to a game in Quebec, where P.K. Subban was playing, wearing blackface and wigs.

(Via Deadspin)

(Via Deadspin)

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Team Canada beats Latvia 2-1 in close quarter-final

Canada defenceman Shea Weber celebrates his goal against Latvia during the third period of the quarter-final. (Nathan Denette/CP)

Canada defenceman Shea Weber celebrates his goal against Latvia during the third period of the quarter-final. (Nathan Denette/CP)

It was closer than many expected it to be, but Team Canada managed to eke out a win against Latvia, finishing 2-1 in a do-or-die quarter-final. Canada will now play the U.S. in the semi-finals.

The score was tied for most of the game, with Latvia answering a Canadian goal late in the first period. Canada was out-shooting the Latvian team for all three periods, totalling 57 shots to Latvia’s 16. But the game-winner didn’t come until late in the third period from defenceman Shea Weber.

Read the full story.

Controversial play

A Latvian player put his glove on the puck in a move that could have been ruled a penalty shot. The play was reviewed to see if the puck crossed the line but was waved off.

Goals so far

Canadian forward Patrick Sharp put Canada on the board in the first period off an assist from Rick Nash. Lauris Darzins of Latvia got a breakaway shortly afterwards and put the puck past goalie Carey Price to tie the game. Team Canada defenceman Shea Weber scored late in the third period to give Canada the lead.

Team Canada is undefeated so far in Sochi but they’ve struggled to find their offensive spark, writes The Globe’s Eric Duhatschek. Latvia comes into the game fresh off a surprise 3-1 win over Switzerland.

U.S. beats the the Czech Republic

The U.S. beat the Czech Republic 5-2 in their quarter-final game and will face either Latvia or Canada in the semi-finals.

Watch Sochi Live for all the updates on both Canada and U.S. games.

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Men’s hockey: Finland upsets Russia 3-1, Canada gears up for match against Latvia

Finland's Mikael Granlund celebrates his goal against Russia with teammate Teemu Selanne. (Laszlo Balogh/Russia)

Finland’s Mikael Granlund celebrates his goal against Russia with teammate Teemu Selanne. (Laszlo Balogh/Russia)

Russia v. Finland

In a major upset, Finland beat Russia 3-1, and will face Sweden in the semi-final.

The Russians took a 1-0 lead in the game, but couldn’t hold onto it. Finland scored twice in the first period go ahead 2-1, and then added a pivotal power-play goal in the second, with Mikael Granlund flipping a rebound past Russian starting goaltender Sergei Varlamov to give the Finns a two-goal cushion.

Teemu Selanne and Mikael Granlund have teamed up for two goals so far for Finland. Selanne, 43, has played in six Olympics, starting with Albertville in 1992. Granlund was born the same year.

Canada v. Latvia

It’s win or go home time for Team Canada. Will the Canadians be able to find the offensive spark that has so far been been lacking? Eric Duhatschek takes a look.

Latvia, fresh off a surprise 3-1 win over Switzerland, has already made it farther than most would have thought possible. Roy MacGregor profiles the unlikely Latvians and their Canadian coach.

Puck drops today at noon ET.

The lineup

  • Today’s scratches: Matt Duchene, P.K. Subban
  • Carey Price starts in goal
  • Read the full list.
Team Canada hockey players Jay Buowmeester, Jamie Benn and Dan Hamhuis walk back from hockey practice February 18, 2014. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Team Canada hockey players Jay Buowmeester, Jamie Benn and Dan Hamhuis walk back from hockey practice February 18, 2014. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Elsewhere today

  • Sweden beat Slovenia 5-0
  • U.S. plays Czech Republic, also at noon ET

Current bracket

Here is a look at the final bracket for the quarter-finals.

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Canada to play Latvia in quarter-finals

Switzerland defenseman Mathias Seger skates back to the bench after Latvia scored a goal in the first period. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Switzerland defenseman Mathias Seger skates back to the bench after Latvia scored a goal in the first period. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

In a surprise turn, Latvia beat Switzerland 3-1 in the qualification round and will face Canada in the quarter-finals tomorrow at noon ET.

Latvia was winless going into the match, having lost to the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Sweden. But the underdog team scored two quick goals in the first period and a final goal after the goalkeeper was pulled.

Switzerland had a 2-1 record heading into the qualification round and was expected to challenge Canada.

Current bracket

Here is a look at the final bracket for the quarter-finals.

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Hockey’s next Olympic powerhouse: Slovenia?

Slovenia goaltender Robert Kristan reacts to a television camera after shutting out Austria 4-0. (Julio Cortez/The Associated Press)

Slovenia goaltender Robert Kristan reacts to a television camera after shutting out Austria 4-0. (Julio Cortez/The Associated Press)

In their Olympic debut, Slovenia has made it to the quarter-finals after defeating Austria 4-0.

Slovenia is a country of under 2 million people. Some fun facts about their nascent hockey ambitions, courtesy of the IIHF:

  • They have 148 senior male hockey players
  • 51 senior female players
  • 7 ice rinks
  • One professional team
  • The men’s team is ranked 17th

They face a tough battle against Sweden tomorrow at 3a.m. ET

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What’s better: a gold medal or the Stanley Cup?

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel had a … disagreement today over what prize a hockey player would value most.

Fasel: “There is nothing like an Olympic gold medal in the life of an athlete. Nothing.”

Bettman: “Except for winning the Stanley Cup.”

Fasel: “As I said, the Olympic gold medal, you cannot replace it … Look at the faces here next Sunday when the players will get the Olympic gold medal. So different.”

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Recap: What happened on Day 10 in Sochi

Canadian ice dance partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir make their way to the podium after winning sliver. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Canadian ice dance partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir make their way to the podium after winning sliver. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Silver medal in ice dance

Defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the silver medal in ice dance. The pair briefly set a world record with their score until their chief rivals, U.S. team Meryl Davis and Charlie White, beat the record to take gold. Virtue and Moir have indicated that this will be their final skate at the Olympics. Read the full story.

No medal for Canada in the two-man bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett (Canada 3) were hoping for a podium finish but had a few bumps on their final run and finished in sixth place. Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden (Canada 2) were just behind in seventh, while Lyndon Rush and Lascelles Brown (Canada 1) finished ninth.

Women’s hockey team to face U.S. for gold

Canada beat Switzerland 3-1 in a semi-final match and will now face the U.S. team in the gold medal game.

Gerrits places eighth in aerials

Canada’s Travis Gerrits was the only Canadian to qualify for this event and finished in seventh place. He was considered a possible medalist in the event on the strength of his first-place finish at one of the recent World Cup events.

Men’s snowboard cross delayed due to fog

In 2013, Chris Robanske became the first Canadian male to win a World Cup gold in snowboard cross since 2007. Robert Fagan, Kevin Hill and Jake Holden will also compete. (Seeding races cancelled due to thick fog; Elimination race was delayed but will start at 1:30 a.m. ET)

Gondolas are shrouded in fog as they travel to the Laura Cross-country Ski and biathlon venues during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Gondolas are shrouded in fog as they travel to the Laura Cross-country Ski and biathlon venues during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Watch our quick conversation with reporter Eric Reguly, who speculates on where Canada’s next medals might come from.

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Women’s hockey team to face U.S. for gold

Canada's Meghan Agosta-Marciano (R) celebrates after her teammate Natalie Spooner (not seen) scored on Switzerland's goalie Florence Schelling. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Canada’s Meghan Agosta-Marciano (R) celebrates after her teammate Natalie Spooner (not seen) scored on Switzerland’s goalie Florence Schelling. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Canada beat Switzerland 3-1 in the semifinals and will now turn their sights on the dominant U.S. team for the gold medal game.

Team Canada jumped to an early lead with a pair of goals from Natalie Spooner, 23. Rookie Melodie Daoust, 22, scored the third goal later in the first period.

Canada went undefeated in the round robin while the U.S. team lost to Canada in their first matchup. The Americans are considered the favourite to win gold after beating Canada in most of their pre-Olympic match-ups.

The standings

Below, find the path to the gold medal game through the quarterfinals and semifinals.

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