Preliminary? So what.
Don't try to tell these Olympic hockey players to conserve their energy for elimination games. They're simply not playing that way in the Sochi Games.
One day after the United States beat Russia in a thriller with relatively small stakes, Austria beat Norway 3-1 Sunday in a game that featured a glass-shattering check by Austria forward Andreas Nodl...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014
Austria and Norway faced off in Sochi on the last day of preliminary competition on Sunday, and not every pane of glass at Bolshoy Rink survived to see the elimination rounds. Austrian forward (and St. Cloud State alum) Andreas Nodl delivered a body check to Jonas Holos of Norway that shattered some glass near the penalty boxes during the second period. I guess we can add this to...