NEWS

Off the ice with Patrik Elias

Sunday, 02.21.2010 / 8:31 PM ET / News
NHL.com
X
Share with your Friends


Off the ice with Patrik Elias
NHL.com\'s Shawn Roarke got an assessment of all things Czech Republic from captain Patrik Elias moments after the Czechs lost to Russia Sunday.
VANCOUVER -- Czech Republic captain Patrik Elias was disappointed with Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Russians at Canada Hockey Place in the final Group B game, especially because it will likely put his team into Tuesday's qualification round.

Russia took the group with the victory, finishing with seven points to the Czech's six. The final seeding, and the resulting matchups, will be determined at the end of play Sunday.

After the game, Elias took a few minutes with NHL.com to discuss the game and the state of the Czech team after the preliminary round.

NHL.com: Are you happy with the team after the preliminary round?

Elias: We played well against Slovakia. We played well in the last two periods here and we proved we can play with anyone in this tournament. Obviously, we wanted to have that extra day off and not go through that one extra game (in qualification), but it did not work out. We gave our best there and we'll be ready on Tuesday.

NHL.com: What was the turning point in the game?

Elias: The power play, on our side. We didn't execute.

NHL.com: Was the bench shocked by that hit on Jaromir Jagr by Alex Ovechkin?

Elias: A little bit, but I just said, 'Let's get pissed off. That's fine. Everybody is going to play physical and (Ovechkin) is known for that and let's do the same to them.' I think we had a couple of shifts right after that and we didn't shy away and then we were two goals down and we had to try to play some hockey and score some goals.

NHL.com: Jagr seemed to get right back into it, too?

Elias: He was fine. It shows those young guys, they don't care -- especially Ovechkin. He's known for that. You have to keep your head up all the time with those guys.

Author: Shawn P. Roarke | NHL.com Managing Editor

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42