Olympic Overview: Previewing the Snubs, Storylines, Groups and Odds

Olympic Overview: Previewing the Snubs, Storylines, Groups and Odds As far as most North American sports fans are concerned, there is Men’s Hockey and then pretty much everything else. Olympic hockey never fails to create storylines, matching teammate against teammate and uniting nations in an effort to conquer international supremacy. Although the tension captured by

Should NHL players participate in the 2014 Olympics?

Russian Hockey Powers United In Support of Sochi Olympics One of the hottest topics surrounding the NHL for what seems like forever has been the league’s two-week hiatus every four years, when it loans its best players and biggest contracts to the Winter Olympics. The topic has been a point of interest at this year’s

Crosby scores game winner in Over Time, Canada wins Gold medal

Canada wins Gold Medal on Crosby’s OT winner *Sidney Crosby’s storied career just took another turn towards greatness scoring the game winning goal in overtime as Canada defeated the United States 3-2 to claim the Gold medal. Crosby who was quiet for much of the game, beat Ryan Miller under the pads from the low

USA going for Gold; Crush Finland 6-1

The United States will appear in their second gold medal game in eight years as the Americans scored six-first period goals en route to a crushing 6-1 victory over Finland in the semi-finals Friday afternoon. Ryan Malone scored just 2:04 into the game and the Americans never looked back, getting first period goals from Malone

Canada dominate in rout of Russia

The highly anticipated game between Canada and Russia was over about five minutes into the second period as Canada jumped out to a 6-1 lead with more than 15 minutes remaining in the period, en route to a 7-3 victory For the Canadians, their 7-3 rout of Russia was a dominating performance in all facets

Quarterfinals showdown: Crosby, Canada to knock off Ovechkin, Russians?

No. 3 Russia vs No. 6 Canada The Hockey world gets their dream matchup a bit earlier than expected as Canada meets Russia in the quarterfinals tonight in what is an unexpected matchup between the two powerhouses. However, the hype is at a gold medal game level, one team will be going home as the

Road to Gold Medal Game: USA will avoid Sweden, Russia and Canada

The United States stunning victory over Canada Sunday night had major implications. The United States not only secured the No. 1 seed but they also avoid Russia, Sweeden and Canada in their bracket. Play in games include 5. Czech Republic vs 12. Latvia, 6. Canada 11. Germany, 7. Slovakia vs. 10. Norway, and 8. Switzerland

USA shocks Canada, 5-3

The United States pulled off what many are considering its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning gold medal favorite Canada 5-3 on Sunday, advancing to the quarterfinals. Goaltender Ryan Miller had a performance of the ages making 42 saves, including a number of exceptional saves late in the game to preserve

Malkin, Ovechkin fuel Russia’s 4-2 win over Czech Republic

Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves leading Russia (2-0-0-1 7pts) to a 4-2 win over Czech Republic (2-1-0-0, 6 pts) Sunday afternoon. Rivals Evgeni Malkin (2 goals, 1 assist) and Alexander Ovechkin (1 assist) played on the same line for the first time in the tournament, combining for 4 points as

Hockey Olympics Buzz: Canada survives a scare

Hockey Olympics Buzz Updated Standings Team Canada survived a major scare Thursday night, needing a shootout to upend a less inferior team in Switzerland. Canada regarded by many as the overwhelming gold medal favorites, surrendered a two-goal lead to Switzerland but it was Sidney Crosby and Martin Brodeur who saved Canada from a potential shocking