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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

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia passes the puck against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pressure On Russians To Beat The U.S. Must Be Unbearable

The Russians believe this is the game that can wipe away the damage Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and the rest of our boys did some 34 years ago.

02/14/2014

Ryan Callahan #24 of Team USA practices 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)

Hartnett: Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Preview — How Far Can Team USA Go?

Major injuries and the larger European ice surface have added a further element of unpredictability to the already difficult task of forecasting the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.

02/11/2014

Team Russia forward Ilya Kovalchuk sits on the bench during the preliminary round match against Germany at the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 5, 2013. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Happy As A Clam In Russia, While Devils Struggle To Score Goals

Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents — a rare blend of skill, speed and strength — home to Russia last summer. It doesn’t sound as if Kovalchuk has any regrets about his abrupt retirement from the NHL.

01/14/2014

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Hartnett: USA Wins Gold At WJC, Defeats Defending Champion Sweden

Team USA captured the Gold Medal at the World Junior Champions in Ufa, Russia by defeating defending champions Sweden 3-1.

01/05/2013