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Sochi Olympics play-by-play/results: Team men's free skate

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Team men's free (FINAL)
1. Evgeni Plushenko RUS - 168.20
2. Kevin Reynolds CAN - 167.92
3. Tatsuki Machida JPN - 165.85
4. Jason Brown USA - 153.67
5. Paul Bonifacio Parkinson ITA - 121.23

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Tatsuki Machida JPN - quad toe, triple toe (two-foot), triple axel-double toe, triple axel, triple loop, triple lutz, triple flip-double toe-single loop, triple salchow - TES 83.13, PCS 82.72, FS SCORE 165.85

Evgeni Plushenko RUS - quad toe, triple lutz, triple axel, triple axel-double toe-double loop (hangs on), triple lutz-triple toe, double salchow, double loop, double axel - TES 81.48, PCS 86.72, FS SCORE 168.20

Kevin Reynolds CAN - quad salchow, quad toe-triple toe, triple axel (hand down, step out), quad toe, double axel, triple flip-double loop, triple lutz, triple salchow-double toe - TES 89.00, PCS 78.92, FS SCORE 167.92

Jason Brown USA - double axel, triple axel-triple toe, triple axel, triple lutz-half loop-triple salchow (possibly underrotated, fall), triple flip-double toe, triple Tano lutz, triple loop (possibly underrotated) - did I miss a double axel? - TES 75.45, PCS 79.22, FALL -1.00, FS SCORE 153.67

Paul Bonifacio Parkinson ITA - quad salchow (possibly underotated, fall), triple axel-double toe, triple axel (fall), triple lutz-double toe, double axel-half loop-double salchow, triple flip, triple loop, double lutz - TES 66.97, PCS 56.26, FALLS -2.00, FS SCORE 121.23

Pregame analysis: It's interesting to see Team Japan sub in Machida for Hanyu (and Suzuki for Asada). The wrinkle here is that, for Japan to sneak in there for a bronze over the U.S., they almost need to win both singles events with the U.S. coming in last in both. Machida and Suzuki just don't have the scoring potential that Hanyu and Asada have. But the other interesting thing here is that Reynolds was subbed in for Chan, which boosts the chances for Machida to have a potentially high placement.

Either way, the U.S. looks to have a pretty clear road to bronze, even more so than the Hanyu/Asada scenario. We'll see how it unfolds today.


Stay tuned - right here! - for LIVE up-to-the-second play-by-play coverage and commentary of the team men's free skate from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Action begins at 7:00 a.m. Pacific / 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Sochi / 12:00 midnight Monday Tokyo.

Play-by-play/results: Team men's short
Related: Opining on Day 1

Skate order
- Paul Bonifacio Parkinson ITA
- Jason Brown USA
- Kevin Reynolds CAN
- Evgeny Plushenko RUS
- Tatsuki Machida JPN



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