Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic OpenerIt 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.
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.
Silverman: Fight For Olympic Hockey Gold Wide Open, 6 Teams Have A ShotThe hockey competition was stellar in Vancouver in 2010, and it should be the same this time around. It's the depth of talent that makes this tournament so watchable.
Hartnett's USA Hockey Roster Projections For Sochi 2014 USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.
US Hockey Considers Themselves The Favorites At The Sochi GamesBoosted by their 2010 experience, Team USA Hockey thinks winning the Gold medal is possible at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Capellini: Islanders Need To Attack A Strong Goalie Market ASAPGarth Snow was a goalie, one that experienced some success in the NHL. So he has to know the status quo will not be acceptable for his Islanders next season. If Evgeni Nabokov is the starter again, there will be hell to pay.
Gallof: Islanders' Playoff Story Ends, But A Better Team Looms On The Horizon The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.
Islanders Fall To Sabres In Shootout In Season FinaleThe Islanders closed out their regular season by losing to the Sabres in a shootout.
Hartnett: Timeless Elias Hasn't Lost A Step, Is Still The Devils' Heartbeat Patrik Elias holds nearly every record in Devils history, and he hasn't suffered any decline in his game as his 37th birthday approaches.
Islanders Utterly Dominate Sabres, But Come Away With NothingThe Sabres and the New York Islanders both agreed that Ryan Miller stole two points for Buffalo.
NHL Labor Talks Continue With Owners, Players; Bettman, Fehr Not PresentWith the lockout lingering into another week, the NHL labor talks are set to resume on Tuesday with owners and players scheduled to meet while a couple of key figures remain on the sidelines of the negotiations.