Zach Parise, right, reacts in disgust after Canada's players celebrate their 1-0 win over the Americans in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinals on Feb. 21, 2014. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: U.S. Men’s Hockey Had The Personnel, Just Not The Determination

If you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.

02/21/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Isles GM Garth Snow Blasts IIHF, IOC Following Tavares’ Season-Ending Injury

“Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season-ticket holders now? It’s a joke,” Snow said. “They want all the benefits from NHL players playing in the Olympics and don’t want to pay when our best player gets hurt.”

02/21/2014

(L-R) Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, Johnny Oduya #27 and Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Sweden celebrate after defeating Finland 2-1 during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Swedes Top Finns 2-1 To Reach Olympic Hockey Final

Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics.

02/21/2014

President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 13, 2012. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Down Case Of Beer In Hockey Bet With Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck is on the line.

02/21/2014

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

U.S. women's hockey player Josephine Pucci attended St. Margaret's School in Pearl River, N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Despite U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Loss, Pearl River School Proud Of Alum

As the heartbroken Americans skated off with the silver medal, Shane Lynch, a fourth-grader at the Pearl River school, was proud of not only his country, but his school, too.

02/20/2014

Gold Medalist Maddie Bowman celebrates at the Women's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014. (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Maddie Bowman Of U.S. Claims Gold In Women’s Ski Halfpipe

Sarah Burke’s parents looked up the hill and saw the halfpipe workers making one last trip down in the formation of a heart.

02/20/2014

Gracie Gold of the United States falls while competing in the ladies free skate at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

U.S. Ladies No Match For Russian Darling, Shut Out Of Medals

Russia’s cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport’s most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago. Among those youngsters was Adelina Sotnikova.

02/20/2014

Team Canada players celebrate a final-minute tying goal by Marie-Philip Poulin against Team USA during the Olympic women’s hockey gold-medal game at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

U.S. Women Let It Slip Away Late In Regulation, Dream Dies In Overtime

The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and coming to rest in front of the crease. It was, for a few more seconds at least, still a one-goal game.

02/20/2014

Team USA’s Ryan Callahan, left, vies for the puck with the Czech Republic's Zbynek Michalek during the quarterfinals of the Olympic ice hockey tournament on Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Capt. Callahan On WFAN: U.S. Ready For Epic Showdown With Canada

Ryan Callahan is soaking up the Olympic experience, one that could possibly end golden for the Americans.

02/20/2014

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

Maria Lamb competes in the Women's Speed Skating 5000m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Maria Lamb Blasts US Speedskating Leadership After Last-Place Finish

“The skinsuit issue is honestly just the tip of the iceberg,” Lamb said Wednesday. “Over the last few years, a few of us have raced better in spite of the organization rather than because of it.”

02/20/2014

T.J. Oshie of the United States shoots against the Czech Republic’s Radko Gudas , right, during the quarterfinals of the Olympic hockey tournament at Shayba Arena on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

U.S. Rips Czech Republic To Set Up Dream Rematch With Canada In Semifinals

Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.

02/19/2014

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey Stage

The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.

02/19/2014