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/ / Feb 18, 2014

Putin tips Russia for hockey glory

President Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the Russian ice hockey team as favorite to win the Olympics, saying it was the best team in the tournament.The Russian press has expressed concern about the team — packed with NHL stars like Alex Ovechkin — after ...

/ / Feb 17, 2014

Japanese women still winless on ice

Japan’s women’s hockey team had salt thrown in the wound Sunday as it was handed yet another defeat at the hands of Russia, although the team put up a brave fight in the classifications for fifth to eighth place at the Sochi Games.Dropping to ...

Carter fuels blowout win

/ / Feb 15, 2014

Carter fuels blowout win

After the final horn, Jeff Carter tried to give the game puck to Roberto Luongo in honor of the goalie’s latest Olympic shutout. Luongo handed it right back, claiming Carter’s hat trick was a bigger deal.Carter and Luongo both realize Canada still has plenty ...

Zetterberg to miss remainder of Olympics

/ / Feb 14, 2014

Zetterberg to miss remainder of Olympics

Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament because of a back injury.Sweden made the announcement Friday before facing Switzerland in its second game of the tournament. Zetterberg scored a goal in the Swedes’ opening victory over the ...

Russia does just enough to win hockey opener

/ / Feb 14, 2014

Russia does just enough to win hockey opener

Alex Ovechkin and the Russians got off to a breathtaking start against Slovenia, then relaxed. The result was a closer-than-expected win over a country playing hockey in the Olympics for the first time.The Russians’ jaw-dropping skills, though, were still enough to beat Slovenia 5-2. ...

Finland overpowers Austria in hockey opener

/ / Feb 13, 2014

Finland overpowers Austria in hockey opener

Finland had more than enough offensive talent to overcome its slow start against Austria, even with Teemu Selanne back in the dressing room.Jarkko Immonen and Mikael Granlund scored two goals apiece as Finland opened preliminary-round Olympic play with an 8-4 victory over Austria on ...