2014 Sochi Olympics

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

US skier Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after taking gold in the Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run 2 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Olympic Slalom Champion

Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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