Olympics Topics

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 — ...

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 ...

Canada puts away Finland on Doughty's goal in overtime

Feb 17, 2014

Canada puts away Finland on Doughty's goal in overtime

Drew Doughty earned a spot on Canada’s Olympic team because of his ability to move the puck, skate and hit hard. The Los Angeles defenseman is also providing Canada with a surprising offensive boost at the Sochi Games. Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway ...

Oshie lifts U.S. to win over Russia

Feb 16, 2014

Oshie lifts U.S. to win over Russia

T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even. Yet Oshie was chosen for the ...

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 ...

Jagr, Czech Republic prevail against Latvia

Feb 14, 2014

Jagr, Czech Republic prevail against Latvia

Jaromir Jagr scored his second goal of the Olympics, Jakub Voracek got the tiebreaker in the second period, and the Czech Republic survived an early scare for a 4-2 victory over Latvia on Friday in the Olympic hockey tournament. Marek Zidlicky had a goal ...

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 ...

Russia, United States renew hockey rivalry

Feb 14, 2014

Russia, United States renew hockey rivalry

The United States and Russia continue their quest for Olympic hockey gold with a preliminary round game Saturday and while it won’t match the drama of the “Miracle on Ice” it will be one of Sochi’s most watched contests. Russia’s national hockey team is ...

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 ...

Japan women's hockey team remains winless

Feb 13, 2014

Japan women's hockey team remains winless

Japan, which had already bowed out of the medal rounds, fell to its third straight loss at the hands of Germany, taking in a 4-0 walloping to finish in last place in Group B of the preliminary round in women’s ice hockey at the ...

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 ...

Feb 12, 2014

Price named starting goalie for Canada's Olympic opener

Goalie Carey Price will start Canada’s Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria. Canada coach Mike Babcock announced his rotation Wednesday after practice in Sochi, but Babcock and both goalies attributed no significance to the order. The ...