No. 1 Star: Jeff Carter, Canada
Carter played just shy of nine minutes, but he certainly made the most of his ice-time, registering a natural hat trick in Canada's 6-0 rout of Austria. He was effectively used as the utility forward, but one assumes he's proved his utility. I'd expect him to find his way onto a regular line versus Finland -- perhaps one with Patrick Marleau, who picked up an assist on each one of his goals.
No. 2 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden
After losing Henrik Zetterberg, you have to assume the Swedes will be leaning a little more heavily on their goaltending. Fortunately, they have Henrik Lundqvist, who is very leanable. The Swedish netminder posted a 26-save shutout as Sweden held off Switzerland for a 1-0 win.
No. 3 Star: Olli Maatta, Finland
The Finnish defenseman picked up a goal and two assists as the Finns topped Norway 6-1, sending a message to Canada, their next opponents, in the process. Canada struggled against Norway. Finland never did.
Honorable mention: Daniel Alfredsson scored the game-winner for Sweden in their win over the Swiss... Drew Doughty and Shea Weber scored for Canada for the second straight game, and Roberto Luongo picked up the shutout versus Austria... Jaromir Jagr got what appeared to be an incredible massage:
In addition to looking like he scored in this clip above, Jagr actually did score in the Czech Republic's 4-2 win over Latvia. Marek Zidlicky added a two-point night.
Did you know? Teemu Selanne scored in Finland's win over Norway. At 43 years, 7 months and 11 days old, Selanne became the oldest player ever to score at the Olympics. Teemu forever.
Dishonorable mention: I don't really have anything to complain about, but as a Canadian, it is my duty to point out, once again and with full hyperbole, that Chris Kunitz is bringing us down from the inside.
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