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2014 Sochi Olympics

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

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

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

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

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

Russian figure skating legend Evgeni Plushenko retired from competition on Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Great Plushenko Pulls Out Of Men’s Figure Skating, Then Retires

Evgeni Plushenko’s Olympics are over. His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the men’s event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.

02/13/2014

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

Canada's Natalie Spooner (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Women's Ice Hockey Group A match between Canada and USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014 at the Shayba Arena. (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada Beats USA 3-2 In Olympic Women’s Hockey

Meghan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold-medal match.

02/12/2014

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