Men’s Ice Hockey Playoffs Kick Off in Sochi

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Bulgaria: Men’s Ice Hockey Playoffs Kick Off in Sochi Slovenian players celebrate their win over Austria in the Sochi Olympic ice hockey playoffs. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The playoffs of the men's ice hockey competition in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games are taking place on Tuesday, with Slovenia already booking a spot in the quarterfinals.

The Slovenes defeated Austria 4-0 in the first match of the day's program and qualified for the next round, where they will meet Sweden.

Tournament hosts Russia disappointed in the group stage, and a playoff is the last thing the home fans expected to witness. Nonetheless, they should have little problems against Norway, the tournament's worst team so far. The winner of this match plays Finland in the quarters.

The Czech Republic and Slovakia will fight for a ticket to play the United States, while Switzerland and Latvia will decide who plays Canada in the next round.

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