2014 Sochi Olympics
With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold — a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.