Sharks in Sochi

Roundup of how the four Sharks players at the Olympics performed Saturday in Sochi 2014.

ANTTI NIEMI: Finland was idle but had an optional practice, giving players a chance to freshen their legs after two games in the first two days of the tournament, with Sunday's game against Canada looming. It was unclear if Niemi practiced because the session was closed. Niemi was in uniform for Finland's 6-1 victory against Norway on Friday but still has not seen action in Sochi, while Kari Lehtonen and Tuukka Rask have each started a game. Niemi's only quote on the situation: "We have great goalies, so we'll see what happens. I just try to do my best."

Next: Finland plays Canada at 9 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.

JOE PAVELSKI: He had a busy and exciting day. Pavelski scored a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period for the USA before Russia again tied up the game and then was part of the shootout (but missed his attempt) in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Russia. Pavelski continues to have a heavy workload. He had the second most shifts of any USA forward (27) in Saturday's game, (Ryan Kesler led with 31) as he continues to be used 5 on 5, on the penalty kill and on the power play as a point man. He won eight of 15 faceoffs against Russian centermen.

Next: USA plays Slovenia at 4:30 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.

PATRICK MARLEAU: Canada called off its practice Sunday. Players were free to rest and attend other Olympic events.

Next: Canada plays Finland at 9 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.

MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC: Canada called off its practice Sunday. Players were free to rest and attend other Olympic events.

Next: Canada plays Finland at 9 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.

-- Mark Purdy