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Team USA Blanked 4-0 By Olympic Athletes From Russia

GANGNEUNG, South Korea —  The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team outshot the Olympic Athletes from Russia 29-26, but was defeated 4-0 here tonight in its final preliminary round contest of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre.  

“I thought it was a great game with unbelievable pace,” said Tony Granato, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. “As an athlete, you love to play in games like this. The crowd was awesome. Our guys played hard to the end. We didn’t get any breaks tonight and certainly give them credit. They’re a really good team. We have a really good team too and this game will help us as we move to the next round."

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team (1-0-1-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) returns to action on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in the qualification playoff round. Time, opponent and television coverage of that contest are all to be determined, but the game will be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

For the complete game recap, click here.

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Team Canada Defeated By Team Czech Republic

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet,

Three-on-three overtime on the international-sized ice is flat-out bonkers, especially since the teams don’t change ends and face the long change the way Canada and the Czech Republic did Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The pace is frenetic, the transitions are immediate and the space to operate appears even more endless than it does in the NHL.

Andrew Ebbett thought he might get off on a breakaway during the crazed stanza but was out of juice, so he sprung Mat Robinson, who started the play by stealing the puck and hustled his way onto the attack. But on the messy ice the defenceman lost the puck before he could fire a shot away, another in a series of opportunities the Canadians couldn’t covert.

"Ugh," Robinson said afterwards. "I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight."

The same surely extends to some of his teammates after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic at Gangneung Hockey Centre in a very physical and tremendously entertaining contest, a result that may cost the two-time defending Olympic champions a chance to advance directly to the quarter-finals.

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Upcoming Olympic Hockey Schedule

Remeber, subtract 14 from the listed time and you will have ET start time.

For example, the USA game actually starts at 10:10pm ET tonight.

 

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Upcoming Olympic Hockey Schedule

To view the complete schedule, head over to the IIHF.com site.

To make this easier on me with the time changes, just subtract 14 from the listed times and you will have ET.  Note times listed are in military format.

For example, games listed as starting at 12:10 GMT+9  tomorrow would actually start at 10:10pm ET tonight.  Just subtract 14 from the start time and you will have your Eastern Time.

Woman's Hockey

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Team USA Falls To Team Slovenia In OT

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Brian O'Neill (Yardley, Pa.) and Jordan Greenway (Canton, N.Y.) each netted goals but the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team fell to Slovenia in overtime, 3-2, here tonight in its opening game at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre.  

"I thought we played two great periods," said Tony Granato, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. “We were on our heels in the third at times and they took advantage. Give them credit. All-in-all, I liked the way we played. We’ve got a terrific group and we’ll be ready to play Slovakia."

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team (0-0-1-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) continues preliminary round play against Slovakia on Friday (Feb. 16) at 12:10 p.m. local time, making it a 10:10 p.m. ET puck drop on Thursday (Feb. 15) in the U.S. That contest will be televised live on CNBC in addition to being streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

For the complete game recap, click here.

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Men’s Olympic Hockey On Wednesday

Both games start at 7:10am ET.

Slovakia vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia

Slovenia vs. USA

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Evening Line- John Tortorella

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One Man’s Boycott Of The NHL

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Starting at 12:01 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday morning, I will be imposing a complete boycott of the NHL until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Feb. 25, the last day of the men’s Olympic tournament. As such, I will not write one word about the NHL, either in our magazine or on our website. I will not watch one second of one NHL game on television, will not click on nhl.com one single time, will not read about the NHL or even talk about it. I will not comment on it, I will not monitor it or pay any attention to it.

I will instead monitor the Olympic tournament from afar in my pajamas and bunny slippers from the comfort of my couch. I will go out and watch minor hockey. (Anyone out there with a compelling story at any level below the NHL is free to get in touch during the next 12 days.) I will go to junior games and watch them on television and in addition to my beer league game every Thursday night, I’ll probably strap on the blades and play a little outdoor shinny, weather permitting.

Why? Well, first of all, because I’m pissed off. As I write this, I probably should be on a plane to Pyeongchang, and I would have had the NHL been participating in the Games.

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The Olympic Hockey Players

from Terrence Doyle of FiveThirtyEight,

This decision by the NHL, of course, makes Olympic hockey closer to what it was for decades when the league didn’t release its professionals. In 1980 in Lake Placid, the U.S. rallied behind a bunch of largely anonymous kids from the ranks of college hockey, and it became the country’s greatest Olympic moment. So maybe this is a good thing?

A closer look at the rosters in South Korea this month will put a damper on such optimism. Teams are not exclusively bringing a collection of their brightest youngsters from the amateur ranks. They’re bringing something else: players plucked from the NHL scrap heap.

You might think that the exclusion of the NHL would bring the average age of Team USA down from previous years, but the 2018 roster is older on average than those from Sochi in 2014 and Vancouver in 2010 — 29.4 versus 27 and 26.6, respectively. In fact, this is the third-oldest Team USA roster in the past 38 years.

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Video- HNIC Opening, The Backyard Rink

The Stage of Dreams

 

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