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2014 Sochi Games

Islanders center John Tavares, second from left, celebrates with teammates Jonathan Toews, left, Sidney Crosby and Matt Duchene, right, following Canada’s win over Sweden in the gold-medal match at the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 23, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Islanders Catch A Huge Break: Tavares Will Not Require Surgery On Left Knee

The Islanders’ franchise player will require eight to 12 weeks of rehab, but should be able to participate in offseason workouts leading up to training camp in September.

02/25/2014

Canada's Jamie Benn, center, celebrates after scoring the lone goal of Canada’s win over United States in the semifinals of the Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2014. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

It Would Have Taken A Miracle: Canada Handles Team USA Again

For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again.

02/21/2014

John Tavares and Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, right, speak to the media during a press conference to announce Tavares had signed a six-year contract extension on Sept. 15, 2011 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Islanders)

Capellini: Garth Going To Bat For Islanders Season-Ticket Holders Is Hysterical

Garth Snow is angry, and understandably so. But the words that came out of his mouth on Thursday regarding the shocking injury that ended John Tavares’ Olympics and, more importantly, his season with the Islanders, were misguided.

02/21/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Instant Classic: Oshie’s Epic Shootout Lifts U.S. Over Russia

T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even.

02/15/2014

Shani Davis after competing in the Men's 1000m speedskating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Must Be The Suits? Struggling U.S. Speedskaters Get Permission To Switch

They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world. Now the U.S. is dumping the high-tech attire after a dismal start to the Sochi Olympics.

02/14/2014

American Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates after securing the silver medal in women's skeleton at the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 14, 2014. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

American Pikus-Pace Goes Into Retirement With Silver In Women’s Skeleton

Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold won the season’s first race on a technicality. The season’s last race, there was no argument. There’s also no arguing that America’s Noelle Pikus-Pace will retire happy.

02/14/2014

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