Former Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens has left the ice with an apparent injury in today’s Olympic quarterfinal game game against Finland. The team Canada goaltender has carried the bulk of the work for his country during the Olympic tournament, with backup Kevin Poulin playing just one game against the host Korean squad. With Scrivens’ injury, Poulin has been thrust into action during the elimination game.
Here’s the play that took Scrivens out of action:
Watch closely and you’ll see that it’s actually Canadian defenceman Eric O’Dell who runs the Finnish forward into Scrivens. Also, for what it’s worth Scivens did try to stay in the game and appeared to shake off the injury for a bit, but eventually took himself out of the game at the 4:17 mark of the second period.
Play is now underway in the third period. Team Canada is nursing a slim 1-0 lead. You can stream the game LIVE on CBC by clicking here.
Czech's top USA
In other Olympic news, team USA shocked the world by dropping their quarterfinal showdown against the Czech Republic, effectively ending their tournament.
It was a shocking turn of events for an American team that many had pegged as a gold medal favourite. As it turns out, the Americans will fail to medal for a second straight Olympic games. Meanwhile, if Canada can hang on and get past the Finns, they'll face either Sweden or Germany in the semi-finals. Currently, the two European teams are deadlocked at 3 in the third period.
Go, Canada, Go!