Game 1: Subban was a healthy scratch in game one.
Game 2: Subban finally drew into the lineup but was used sparingly (as expected) for 12 minutes of ice time. He looked jittery to start and afraid to make a mistake, but got more comfortable as the game went on, making several highly visible defensive plays that prevented scoring chances against.
Game 3: Subban was a healthy scratch in game three.
Game 4: Subban was a healthy scratch in game four.
Game 5: Subban was a healthy scratch in game five.
Game 6: Subban was a healthy scratch in game
Game 1: Price was solid in an uneven by Canada, stopping 19 of 20 shots, with the only shot that beat him being a deflection in front of his net off of a turnover caused by Pietrangelo not paying attention. Price made several challenging stops against Norway, including a couple of weird bounces. He won't play against Austria, but expect him to play Finland.
Game 2: Price took a back seat to Luongo for the second game of the tournament.
Game 3: Carey was solid once again in a tough game where he was never really given a chance to get warmed up, but made several tough saves. His only goal allowed was once again a deflection from the top of the crease.
Game 4: Price was a stalwart for Canada once again, stopping all but one shot in a nail biting victory for Canada. He's now 3-0 in the Olympics, with the top save percentage among starters.
Game 5: Carey Price was the first star of the game, shutting out the United States en route to securing Canada's chance to play for gold on February 23rd.
Game 6: Price once again shutout his opponents in the biggest game of his life, securing a gold medal for Team Canada.
United States of America
Game 1: Pacioretty didn't play a ton, put on the 4th line with Oshie and Stastny, but he put up 4 shots in under 12 minutes of ice time and looked fantastic on every shift, grabbing an assist and creating chances at every turn. Pacioretty is extremely likely to work his way up the lineup as the tournament drags on.
Game 2: Pacioretty had a rough second game for the USA, taking penalty and being on for a goal against, even though the goal against wasn't on him at all. The startling thing for Max though, was that the team was outchanced 3-0 while he was on the ice. Very unlike him.
Game 3: Pacioretty was a healthy scratch for game three.
Game 4: Pacioretty continues to struggle at the Olympics, just unable to get much going in extremely limited ice time. Team USA's misuse of his talents may come in handy for their opponents before the tournament is over.
Game 5: Pacioretty was one of Team USA's best players, but continued to get very little ice time and was only able to generate two shots.
Game 6: Used sparingly once again, Pacioretty got one shot on the Finnish goal as the Americans were blown out 5-0, losing the bronze medal game.
Game 1: Markov had a weird start as far as usage goes, as several times he was relegated to the Russian's second wave of the powerplay, and even when he was out there, the puck rarely came to him, with Kovalchuk and Radulov preferring to play with only themselves. Markov was 3rd on the team in icetime with 16:17, behind Voynov and Medvedev, which is hilarious.
Game 2: Markov continued to be Russia's best and most used defenseman against the USA, notching two assists on Russia's only two goals of the game, both by Datsyuk.
Game 3: Markov was possibly Russia's best player against Slovakia, in a game where everyone else was playing like individuals. He didn't put up any points, but he did register six shots on goal and tilted the ice towards offense whenever he was on the ice.
Game 4: For the first time since the tournament began, Andrei Markov didn't lead the Russian defense in ice time, though he did notch a shot and finish +2.
Game 5: Markov was Russia's best defenseman in their quarterfinal game against Finland, but he couldn't factor in the scoring, and his team was eliminated.
Game 1: Emelin had a rough first game for Russia, screening Varlamov for Slovenia's first goal of the game, and being a non-factor for the rest of the game in 13:58. He also took a penalty, which is rarely smart in international hockey.
Game 2: Emelin had a couple good shifts at the beginning of the game, but was mostly a non-factor in Russia's shootout loss to the USA.
Game 3: Once again Emelin was essentially a non-factor, aside from taking two penalties.
Game 4: Emelin finished the game 3rd in ice time among all Russian defensemen, which is a huge increase from what he was getting through the first three games. He's yet to factor in offensively, but it looks like Emelin is getting a lot better as the Olympics go on.
Game 5: Emelin had perhaps his best game of the tournament for Russia, outside of taking a bad penalty that led to the game winning goal for Finland. Ouch.
Game 1: Plekanec was one of the better Czech players in game 1, showing his obvious chemistry with Jaromir Jagr on multiple occasions, and driving the net to create room for Jagr's goal to get the Czechs within two goals. While most of the Czech team was listless in the first, Plekanec seemed to be ready from the get go.
Game 2: Plekanec once again led all Czech forwards in ice time, and again notched an assist on a Jaromir Jagr goal. It's almost like the two of them have an instant chemistry that may have been hugely beneficial to the Montreal Canadiens this season. Hmm...
Game 3: The Czechs continue to struggle at the Olympics, but Plekanec continues to acquit himself well, and get more ice time than any other Czech forward.
Game 4: Plekanec was once again one of the Czech Republic's most important forwards. Plekanec set up an early goal by Cervenka with a shot off the post, and scored the insurance marker on an empty net for a 5-3 victory.
Game 5: For some reason Plekanec was used far less heavily than normal against the USA, as the Czech coach decided to roll four lines in an elimination game. Why did he do this? No one on earth knows.
Game 1: Budaj spelled Halak near the midway point of the game after Jaro gave up 4 goals on 24 shots, and didn't look much better. The first shot on Budaj was a tap in goal for the USA, with another goal following shortly after. Budaj settled in a bit better in the third period, but wasn't challenged much either.
Game 2: Budaj backed up Halak in Slovakia's loss to Slovenia.
Game 3: Budaj was a healthy scratch in game three.
Game 4: Budaj was a healthy scratch in game four and watched Slovakia get eliminated.