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Open Post- Gold Medal Game In Woman’s Hockey - USA/Canada

Late night game tonight, puck drops at 11:10pm ET.

Watch on NBCSN and CBC.

Feel free to comment on the game.

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The Semi-Finals Are Set For Men’s Olympic Hockey

Games will be on Friday, more at IIHF.com.

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Once Again, Canada vs, USA Tonight

from Rob Longley at the National Post,

How long can the pain of one crushing loss linger and how empowering can the result be for the winners of the greatest women’s hockey game ever played?

Four years after Canada ripped out the hearts of their archrival Americans in deliciously dramatic fashion, we’re about to find out.

Four years after that showdown in Sochi, the two superpowers of their sport will meet again for gold at the Gangneung Hockey Arena on Thursday afternoon (11:10 p.m. ET/8:10 p.m. PT on Wednesday in Canada).

Given a chance for full revenge only returns every 48 months in this sport, forgetting the robbery in Russia might be easier said than done for the Americans.

“They know how important it is to put that stuff in the past, to learn from experience and draw from it,” American coach Robb Stauber said of his players approach. “We’re not talking about it. We’re in South Korea and it’s 2018 and we want a different result.”

continued

I will have an open post up for the game.

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USA Eliminated In Men’s Hockey At The Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.) and Jim Slater (Lapeer, Mich.) scored, but the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team fell to the Czech Republic, 3-2, in a shootout here today in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. 

“The one thing that we wanted to make sure of when we came into this tournament is that when it ended we’d be proud of how we represented our country,” said Tony Granato, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. “I’m very proud of how we competed and how we played and how we represented our country from the start of the tournament to the end of it."

For the complete game recap, click here.

OAR defeated Norway 6-1 and Canada/Finland Sweden/Germeny starts at 7:10am ET this morning.

added 8:01am, Remember the women go for gold tonight, Canada/USA at 11:10pm ET. 

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The Quarter-Finals Are Set For Olympic Hockey

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Why This Year’s Olympics is Missing the NHL’s Biggest Stars

By Charles,

The Olympic Games are widely regarded as the pinnacle of sporting achievement. It attracts world-renowned athletes from a wide range of sports and is watched by an audience of up to four billion people.

In April of last year, however, it was revealed that many of ice hockey’s biggest stars weren’t going to be making the trip to South Korea. We’re finding out what’s caused the situation to arise and whether it’s likely to be resolved in the future, below:

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Late Night And Early Morning Olympic Hockey Games

All times are ET.

USA vs, Slovakia at 10:10pm tonight, winner will play Czech Republic

Slovenia vs. Norway at 2:40am Tuesday, winner plays OAR

Finland vs. Korea at 7:10am Tuesday, winner plays Canada

Switzerland vs. Germany at 7:10am Tuesday, winner plays Sweden

If you want to plan ahead, Woman's Final USA vs. Canada will be at 11:10pm ET on Wednesday night.

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More Than Just A Game For The Olympic Athletes From Russia

from Grant Robertson of the Globe and Mail,

After being battered, manhandled, shut out and generally embarrassed by a team of hockey players from Russia over the weekend, a few shell-shocked American players struggled to explain what had just happened. "I don't really have words for it," forward Ryan Stoa said....

But one man knew exactly what he'd just seen. Leaning against a wall in the bowels of the Gangneung Hockey Centre after the game, a wry smile on his face, Igor Larionov recognized it. The former Soviet and NHL star needed just two words to describe what transpired on the ice.

"Foreign affairs," Mr. Larionov said with a laugh. "Let's put it that way."

Hockey wasn't supposed to matter at these Olympics because the NHL isn't here....

But then, the Russians played the Americans and suddenly it was the 1980s again. It was NHL-fast, it was dirty and it was inspired. But it was a certain kind of inspired that international hockey hasn't seen in while. Anyone who thinks there aren't a few games at these Olympics that matter more than others hasn't been reading the headlines.

"We're talking about sports. But next to sports goes politics," said Mr. Larionov, a veteran of the Soviet "Big Red Machine" that was as much a demonstration of Russian hockey prowess in the 1980s as it was an expression of Kremlin ideology.

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U.S. Olympic Woman’s Team Will Play For Gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  — Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) recorded two goals and an assist and Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) made 14 saves as the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team shut out Finland, 5-0, in the semifinals of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The victory puts Team USA into the gold-medal game on Thursday (Feb. 22), when it will play either Canada or the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

“Tonight, we beat a very good goaltender and a very good hockey team” said U.S. Olympic Women's Team head coach Robb Stauber. "Our plan coming in was to repeat the good habits that we talked about earlier in the tournament and today we were rewarded."

Puck drop for the gold-medal game is set for 1:10 p.m. (local time Thursday in S. Korea)/11:10 p.m. ET (Wed. Feb. 21) and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network as well as streamed on NBCOlympics.com. The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, which has medaled in all five Olympic appearances to date (gold-1998, silver-2002, 2010 and 2014 and bronze-2006), is competing in the gold-medal game of an Olympic Winter Games for the fifth time.

For the complete game recap, click here.

added 8:44am, Video highlights here.

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Elimination Games Start Tomorrow Night For Men’s Hockey At The Olympics

The first game will be at 10:10pm ET tomorrow night and I will get up a full schedule on Monday.

 

 

added 10:16am, Team USA will play tomorrow at 10:10pm, see below...

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