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

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

Canada's Shea Weber celebrates after scoring during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinals at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.  (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada Holds Off Latvia 2-1 In Olympic Hockey Thriller

Canada put shots by the dozens on Kristers Gudlevskis, and Latvia’s kid goalie stopped nearly everything in a performance that grew from sensational to a bit supernatural.

02/19/2014

Carl Hagelin, left, and Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden celebrate after defeating Slovenia, 5-0, during the Olympic hockey quarterfinals at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

King Henrik, Hagelin Power Sweden Into Olympic Hockey Semifinals

With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.

02/19/2014

Norway’s Mats Zuccarello skates against Finland during the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Big Blow For Rangers: Leading Scorer Zuccarello Suffers Broken Hand In Sochi

Zuccarello, who has 15 goals and 43 points in 58 games this season for the Blueshirts, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand while playing for Norway in the preliminary round, the Rangers announced.

02/19/2014

Finland celebrates after defeating Russia 3-1 during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Russia Knocked Out Of Olympic Hockey By Finns, 3-1

Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home.

02/19/2014

T.J. Oshie celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski of Russia on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Oshie Fever Alive And Well Heading Into US-Czech Republic Quarterfinal

His cover is blown. T.J. Oshie, the mild-mannered forward who morphed into Superman against Russia, won’t sneak up on anyone again soon, let alone against the Americans’ next opponent on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Ted Ligety celebrates during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

American Ted Ligety Dominates For Gold In Olympic Giant Slalom

Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

02/19/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Olympian Nick Goepper Stops By With His Bronze Medal

At the tender age of just 19 years old, Nick Goepper has an Olympic bronze medal on his already impressive resume.

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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

David Wise of the United States competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

David Wise Wins On Halfpipe For Another American Gold

American David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold — a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.

02/18/2014

Steven Holcomb of the United States team 1 celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

U.S. Olympian Holcomb Fires Back At Fallon Over ‘Old Hot Wing’ Joke

Steven Holcomb is not one to be trifled with — as Jimmy Fallon found out on Tuesday. The U.S. Olympian took issue with the new Tonight Show host’s attack during his debut on Monday night.

02/18/2014

Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the United States team 1 make a run during the Women's Bobsleigh heats on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

USA-1 Leads In Women’s Olympic Bobsled, Lolo Jones 11th

Lauryn Williams, who had never pushed a bobsled or even sat inside one until just six months ago, and teammate Elana Meyers lead in USA-1 at the halfway point of women’s Olympic bobsled.

02/18/2014

US goalie Jonathan Quick makes a save on a shot from Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Quick Gets Start In Goal For US Quarterfinal; Canada Tabs Price

The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. They’ll play either the Czech Republic or Slovakia.

02/18/2014