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Wednesday, 02.22.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Sabres Olympic Watch
(Five members of the Buffalo Sabres were selected to represent their respective countries at the Winter Olympics in Turino, Italy this year: Maxim Afinogenov (Russia); Chris Drury (USA); Jochen Hecht (Germany); Toni Lydman (Finland); and Teppo Numminen (Finland).)

FULL OLYMPIC ICE HOCKEY SCHEDULE

Maxim Afinogenov
Team: Russia
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Shoots: Left
Position: RW

8 GP, 1 PTS (1+0), plus/minus = -1

Recent Games:

2-15 - Russia 3, Slovakia 5
Recorded two shots on goal.

2-16 - Sweden 0, Russia 5
Scored Russia's final goal on his only shot on net after receiving a pass from Pavel Datsyuk. Finished the game a plus-two with three penalties.

2-18 - Kazakhstan 0, Russia 1
Finished the game with a shot on goal and a two-minute penalty for interference in the second period.

2-19 - Russia 9, Latvia 2
Fired two shots on goal.

2-21 - USA 4, Russia 5 - Game Story
Fired three shots on goal and finished the game as a minus-one.

2-22 - Canada 0, Russia 2 - Game Story
Fired one shot on net and took the first penalty of the game (hooking).

2-24 - Semifinals - Finland 4, Russia 0 - Game Story
Fired one shot on goal.

2-25 - Bronze Medal Game - Czech Republic 3, Russia 0 - Game Story
Records two shots on goal with a -1 as Russia finished their Olympic run in fourth place.

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Chris Drury
Team: U.S.A.
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Position: C

6 GP, 3 PTS (0+3), plus/minus = +2

Recent Games:

2-15 - Latvia 3, USA 3
Registered a shot on goal and an even plus/minus rating.

2-16 - USA 4, Kazakhstan 1
Recorded the lone assist on Team USA's first goal of the game by Bill Guerin.

2-18 - Slovakia 2, USA 1
Fired a pair of shots on goal.

2-19 - USA 1, Sweden 2
Fired a shot on goal.

2-21 - USA 4, Russia 5 - Game Story
Registered his second point of the tournament with the secondary assist on Erik Cole's goal in the third period. The marker tied the game 4-4.

2-22 - Finland 4, USA 3 - Game Story
Assisted on Brian Gionta's goal in the third period to bring Team USA within a goal of Finland.

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Ales Kotalik
Team: Czech Republic
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 217
Shoots: Right
Position: RW

3 GP, 0 PTS (0+0), plus/minus = even

Notes: Named to the Olympic team on Feb. 17. (Related Link: Kotalik Heads to Turino)


Recent Games:
2-19: Czech Republic 4, Italy 1
Fired two shots on goal and finished the game with a plus/minus rating of plus-one.

2-21: Canada 3, Czech Republic 2 - Game Story
Finished the game with a plus/minus rating of minus-one.

2-22: Slovakia 1, Czech Republic 3 - Game Story
Did not play

2-24: Semifinals - Sweden 7, Czech Republic 3 - Game Story
Did not play.

2-25: Bronze Medal Game - Russia 0, Czech Republic 3 - Game Story
Added two shots on goal as the Czech Republic earns the Bronze medal.

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Toni Lydman
Team: Finland
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Position: D

8 GP, 1 PTS (1+0), plus/minus = +5

Recent Games:

2-15 - Switerland 0, Finland 5
Recorded a shot on goal and a plus/minus rating of plus-one.

2-16 - Finland 6, Italy 0
Recorded a shot on goal.

2-18 - Czech Republic 2, Finland 4
Took a two-minute penalty for hooking in the second period.

2-19 - Finland 2, Canada 0
Took a two-minute penalty for holding in the second period.

2-21 - Finland 2, Germany 0 - Game Story
Took a two-minute penalty for interference in the first period.

2-22 - Finland 4, USA 3 - Game Story
Fired one shot on goal

2-24 - Semifinals - Finland 4, Russia 0 - Game Story
Takes three shots on net burying one as Finland advances to the Gold medal game.

2-26 - Gold Medal Game - Finland 2, Sweden 3 - Game Story
Serves two penalties, one in the second period for hooking and one in the third for high sticking.

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Teppo Numminen
Team: Finland
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 197 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Position: D

7 GP, 3 PTS (1+2), plus/minus = +3

Recent Games:
2-15 - Switerland 0, Finland 5
Recorded a goal against Martin Gerber, four shots on goal and a plus/minus rating of plus-one. (Related Link: Numminen Ends Drought)

2-16 - Finland 6, Italy 0
Recorded a pair of assists on the opening two goals of the game by Jere Jehtinen and Saku Koivu. Added three shots on goal.

2-18 - Czech Republic 2, Finland 4
Finished with a rating of plus-one.

2-19 - Finland 2, Canada 0
Recorded four shots on goal and a plus-one rating.

2-21 - Finland 2, Germany 0 - Game Story
Did not play versus Germany.

2-22 - Finland 4, USA 3 - Game Story
Fired two shots on goal and pulled down Chris Drury on a breakaway. That play resulted in a two-minute holding penalty.

2-24 - Semifinals - Finland 4, Russia 0 - Game Story
Fired one shot on net.

2-26 - Gold Medal Game - Finland 2, Sweden 3 - Game Story
Finished the game at +1.

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Jochen Hecht
Team: Germany
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Shoots: Left
Position: LW

Recent Games:
Will not participate in Winter Olympics due to MCL strain suffered in Buffalo's 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal on February 9.
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