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Jonathan Quick  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Drop That Puck! U.S. Set To Meet Rival Canada In Sochi Semis

With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.

02/21/2014

John Tavares of Canada injured against the boards during win over Latvia on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Tavares Done For Season After Tearing MCL In Sochi

Oh no, Canada! Oh no, Nassau! The Islanders have lost their star and captain for the rest of the season because of a major knee injury at the Sochi Games.

02/20/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Redemption Or Heartbreak? Drama Dialed Up For US-Canada Rematch

It’s the rematch the entire hockey world has been waiting for. The U.S. will have a chance to bury some nasty demons on Friday when it faces border-rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals.

02/20/2014

John Tavares receives medical assistance during Canada’s Olympic hockey quarterfinal matchup against Latvia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tavares Done For The Olympics After Suffering Apparent Knee Injury

Tavares went down in a heap following a big hit along the boards by Latvia’s Arturs Kulda during the second period of Canada’s 2-1 victory in the Olympic quarterfinals on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Team Austria’s Michael Grabner, right, takes a shot on Norway’s Lars Haugen during the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 16, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Here’s To Hoping Grabner Actually Learned Something In Sochi

With a loss to Slovenia on Tuesday, his Austrian squad was eliminated from the Olympic tournament. But by all accounts, Michael Grabner had a phenomenal run.

02/18/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In Quarterfinals

The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.

02/18/2014

T.J. Oshie scores a shootout goal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With An Effort For The Ages, Oshie Now The Talk Of Sochi

Shootouts tend to be an uneventful solution to settle non-elimination games that remain deadlocked following one overtime period. Not Saturday. T.J. Oshie and others saw to that.

02/15/2014

Alexander Ovechkin (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Jonathan Quick (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: U.S.-Russia Should Be Everything You Would Expect — And More

If the United States’ victory over Slovakia on Thursday can be considered a breeze, Saturday morning’s showdown with host nation Russia will be a stern examination of the medal prospects for both teams.

02/14/2014

The United States celebrates winning 7-1 against Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

How’s That For A Start? U.S. Crushes Slovakia In Olympic Hockey Opener

Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday.

02/13/2014

(L-R) P.K. Subban #76 and John Tavares #91 of Team Canada practice on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: John Tavares, Islanders’ Olympians Looking Forward

John Tavares knows a thing or two about playing on the international stage. The 23-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario has represented Canada in seven tournaments since 2006 and has put together an impressive portfolio.

02/12/2014

Phil Kessel moves in on Justin Faulk, right, during a Team USA practice at Bolshoy Arena on Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic Opener

It will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.

02/12/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The NHL Should Pull The Plug On The Olympics

It’s only been a few days, but I miss the NHL. And I think if you canvas fans around the league, they would prefer to not have to wait three weeks to watch games on television or go to games in person.

02/12/2014

Ryan Callahan #24 of Team USA practices on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Preview — How Far Can Team USA Go?

Major injuries and the larger European ice surface have added a further element of unpredictability to the already difficult task of forecasting the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.

02/11/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Olympic Work Stoppage Is A Good Thing For NHL Fans

I have no problem with the NHL shutting its doors every four years. No, I’m not talking about another labor dispute. It’s time for the Olympics!

02/10/2014

Colorado Avalanche v New York Islanders

Duchene Scores Twice, Avs Beat Islanders 5-2

Matt Duchene scored a pair of goals 2:44 apart in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.

02/08/2014

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