Olympic Seeding & Qualification Match-Ups Set

With Canada defeating Finland in overtime today, the US takes the number two seed in the tournament. Sweden is first, Canada is third and Finland is fourth. All four teams will get a bye into the quarterfinals.

Here are the seeding rankings and the qualification and potential quarterfinal playoff match-ups from NHL.com:

Overall Ranking Preliminary Round:
1. Sweden
2. USA
3. Canada
4. Finland
5. Russia
6. Switzerland
7. Czech Republic
8. Slovenia
9. Austria
10. Slovakia
11. Latvia
12. Norway

Qualification Playoff games Feb. 18:
Russia vs. Norway
Switzerland vs. Latvia
Czech Republic vs. Slovakia
Slovenia vs. Austria

* The times and venues TBD

Quarterfinal games Feb. 19:
Sweden vs. winner SLO-AUT
USA vs. winner CZE-SVK
Canada vs. winner SUI-LAT
Finland vs. winner RUS-NOR

The US could end up facing Double J and the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal.

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