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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

USA's Phil Kessel celebrates with Joe Pavelski after Kessel scored his second goal in against Slovenia in the Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Winter Olympics: Phil Kessel’s Hat Trick Propels Red-Hot Americans Past Slovenia

Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade.

02/16/2014

Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 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)

Goalie Jonathan Quick To Start Sochi Opener For US

Quick is getting the nod instead of Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard. Miller helped the Americans win silver and was the Most Valuable Player of the hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympics when Quick was their No. 3 goalie.

02/12/2014

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild Forward Zach Parise Named U.S. Olympic Hockey Captain

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was named captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Ryan Suter and Dustin Brown will serve as alternate captains.

01/31/2014

Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Chicago on January 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kyle Okposo Is Team USA’s Loss, Islanders’ Gain

What’s done is done. Kyle Okposo isn’t going to Sochi and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That being said, it’s a blessing in disguise as far as the Islanders are concerned.

01/03/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

No Ryan? No Okposo? USA Hockey GM Explains Much-Debated Olympic Roster

USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. “We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.

01/02/2014

Islanders wing Kyle Okposo, right, tangles with Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid on Oct. 17, 2013, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Okposo Is Forcing His Way Onto U.S. Olympic Team

With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.

11/06/2013

Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings photo session after being named candidates for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

US Hockey Considers Themselves The Favorites At The Sochi Games

Boosted by their 2010 experience, Team USA Hockey thinks winning the Gold medal is possible at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

08/27/2013

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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

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: USA Shocks Canada, Advances To WJC Gold-Medal Game

Johnny Football? How about Johnny Hockey? New Jersey native John Gaudreau scored two goals as USA upset the favored Canadians early Thursday morning.

01/03/2013

Captains Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Paul Bereswill and Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Admiration Between Stanley Cup Rivals, Devils And Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have plenty of respect for the New Jersey Devils, as the two Stanley Cup Finalists share many qualities.

05/30/2012

Zach Parise (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils’ Parise Will Let His Game Do The Talking

Zach Parise is uncharacteristically underperforming during the Eastern Conference finals and knows he must raise his game.

WFAN–05/21/2012

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Derek Stepan Unfazed By Broadway’s Bright Lights

Derek Stepan has dealt with high expectations with ease. His prep school coach, Tom Ward joined Hartnett to discuss Derek’s exciting progress with the Rangers.

WFAN–12/13/2011