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Bondy: No hangover for Oshie, U.S. against Slovenia – New York Daily News

SOCHI, Russia – One day after he deked a goaltender right out of his pads − not once, but four times — T.J. Oshie didn’t quite know what he would do with 125,000 additional Twitter followers. “They’re going to get bored with my tweets and hit the unfollow button,” Oshie predicted. “I got one tweet from a hero of mine, Jeremy Roenick, and can you top one…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

USA Hockey’s next opponent in Sochi: Slovakia or Czech Republic – SportingNews.com

When the United States plays its next game at the Sochi Olympics, it’ll be against either Slovakia or the Czech Republic. When Canada-Finland went to overtime, it guaranteed that Team USA, after its bye, would play the winner of the Czech-Slovak game. Canada, by virtue of its win, plays the winner of Switzerland-Latvia. Joe Pavelski, left, and Phil Kessel (AP Photo) MORE: Kessel’s hat trick | Oshie’s miracle moment  |…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

USA-Russia Olympics Hockey Game Hits Record … – Deadline.com

UPDATE, 12:20PM:  Turns out a lot of people like to get up early on a Saturday to watch hockey – a lot. The final Nielsen numbers are in and yesterday’s 7:30AM – 10:30AM USA 3-2 Olympics victory over Russia’s men team drew a record 4.1 million viewers for NBC Sports Network. The most to ever watch a hockey game on the channel. In fact, the audience peaked all the…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Phil Kessel show gives USA men’s hockey team a win, bye – USA TODAY

USA forward Phil Kessel (81) celebrates with forward James van Riemsdyk (21) after scoring his second goal of the first period against Slovenia.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Phil Kessel scored three goals, giving him four for the tournament He has outscored his sister, Amanda, 7-4 in Sochi The Americans didn’t have the same jump that they had against the Russians SOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel is the…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

USA Hockey’s next opponent in Sochi: Slovakia or Czech Republic – SportingNews.com

When the United States plays its next game at the Sochi Olympics, it’ll be against either Slovakia or the Czech Republic. When Canada-Finland went to overtime, it guaranteed that Team USA, after its bye, would play the winner of the Czech-Slovak game. Canada, by virtue of its win, plays the winner of Switzerland-Latvia. Joe Pavelski, left, and Phil Kessel (AP Photo) MORE: Kessel’s hat trick | Oshie’s miracle moment  |…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

US is behind in medal count, but USOC isn’t worried – USA TODAY

Bode Miller (USA) reacts after his run in men’s alpine skiing super-G during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.(Photo: Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Netherlands leads the overall medal count with 17 U.S. is tied with Russia with 16 medals Shiffrin, Ligety, Holcomb expected to be medal contenders SOCHI, Russia – Four years ago in Vancouver, the U.S. Olympic team turned in its…

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Phil Kessel show gives USA men’s hockey team a win, bye – USA TODAY

USA forward Phil Kessel (81) celebrates with forward James van Riemsdyk (21) after scoring his second goal of the first period against Slovenia.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Phil Kessel scored three goals, giving him four for the tournament He has outscored his sister, Amanda, 7-4 in Sochi The Americans didn’t have the same jump that they had against the Russians SOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel is the…

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ice dancing: USA’s Meryl Davis, Charlie White lead – USA TODAY

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the USA are in a familiar place after the short program of Olympic ice dancing — first.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Davis and White’s score of 78.89 puts them 2.5 points ahead of the Canadians going into Monday’s free dance Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the reigning Olympic champions Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia are third SOCHI, Russia…

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

USA-Slovenia Olympic Hockey Live: US Wins Group A After 5-1 Win Over Slovenia – NESN.com

USA-Slovenia Olympic Hockey Live: U.S. Wins Group A After 5-1 Win Over Slovenia Final, Team USA 5-1: That’s it, and that’s all. The Americans weren’t great today, but they were still more than good enough to beat Slovenia. The Americans finish their preliminary round play with an unbeaten record and win Group A. Third period, 19:43, Team USA 5-1: Ryan Miller was this close to a shutout. Then Marcel Rodman struck. Rodman just blasted…

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Phil Kessel show gives USA men’s hockey team a win and bye – USA TODAY

USA forward Phil Kessel (81) celebrates with forward James van Riemsdyk (21) after scoring his second goal of the first period against Slovenia.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel is the hottest hockey scorer in this galaxy and the next. Not Sidney Crosby, not Alex Ovechkin, not Pavel Datsyuk, not even American T.J. Oshie, can match the numbers Kessel has put up in the past month….

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Russia takes over medal count lead, USA behind 2010 pace – USA TODAY

Victor An of Russia reacts to the crowd after receiving his gold medal during the medal ceremony for Short Track Speed Skating Men’s 1000m. Russia took the medal count lead on Saturday.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Russia has taken the medal count lead with 15, the U.S. sits one behind at 14 The United States is behind their Vancouver 2010 pace, where they finished with 37 medals…

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

No speedskating medals for Shani Davis, USA after switching suits – USA TODAY

Shani Davis of the USA ended up 11th in the 1,500.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights The USA switched back to the suits skaters wore in World Cup races Even so, the best finisher in the 1,500 was Brian Hansen (seventh); Davis was 11th With seven events complete the U.S. team is facing a shutout SOCHI, Russia — After a new, Under Armour-designed skin suit came under heavy…

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

TJ Oshie leads USA to thrilling shootout win over Russia – USA TODAY

USA forward T.J. Oshie (74) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the winning goal in an overtime shootout.(Photo: Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights T.J. Oshie, chosen partly before his shootout prowess, went 4-for-6 for a victory Oshie is 7-for-10 in shootout attempts, with two game-deciding goals Americans catch a break when Russian go-ahead goal is disallowed SOCHI, Russia – T.J. Oshie’s magic in shootouts was a frequent…

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Putin visits USA Olympic house in Sochi – Fox News

SOCHI, Russia –  In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. He even wore a red Team USA pin on his lapel. Putin spent about half an hour at USA House in Sochi’s Olympic Park, sitting on a couch talking with U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst…

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Nerves rattle in runup to USA vs. Russia – Yahoo Canada Sports

SOCHI, Russia – In a quiet moment before the USA men’s hockey Olympic opener Thursday, Dan Bylsma found a seat on the bench of Shayba Arena. This was before the American and Slovakian players took the ice to warm up, before fans arrived, before even many stadium workers were around. It was empty and quiet and Bylsma felt an unexpected emotion run through him: nerves. He thought he might be…

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vladimir Putin visits Team USA in Sochi – USA TODAY

Vladimir Putin visits the Team USA house.(Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Putin visits USA House in coastal cluster Russian president has been making the rounds at national organizing committee hotspots Putin’s visit had been kept low-key, and visitors at the USOC headquarters were stunned SOCHI, Russia — USA House got its most famous visitor yet. Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s headquarters at the…

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

USA’s Jonathan Quick will start against Russia – USA TODAY

USA goalie Jonathan Quick (32) is congratulated by teammates defenseman Paul Martin (7) and defenseman Ryan Suter (20) after a win against Slovakia.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia – USA coach Dan Bylsma’s goaltending decision was a Quick one. Los Angeles Kings star Jonathan Quick will start against the Russians Saturday (7:30 a.m. ET) because he was sharp in his first start against Slovakia. “There were periods of…

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Team USA’s biggest names struggle under Olympic pressure – USA TODAY

Shaun White (USA) walks away after failing to medal in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe finals of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.(Photo: Guy Rhodes, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights No three-peat for Shani Davis in men’s 1,000 meter, he finishes eighth No redemption for Kelly Clark, who again earns bronze in women’s halfpipe Flat light gets to Bode Miller in the downhill, where he ends…

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Paul Stastny leads USA rout of Slovakia – USA TODAY

USA forward Paul Stastny (26) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Slovakia on Thursday.(Photo: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals to help power USA to a 7-1 shellacking of Slovakia His father, Peter, carried the Slovakian flag in the opening ceremony in 1994 Phil Kessel also had a goal and two assists for the Americans SOCHI, Russia – Paul Stastny…

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jonathan Quick to start in net for USA in first game vs. Slovakia – CBSSports.com

Quick draws the start against Slovakia for the USA. (Getty Images) More NHL: Scores | Standings | League Leaders | Odds | Injuries | Power Rankings When the United States comes onto the ice on Thursday to face Slovakia, they will be led by Jonathan Quick. For months one of the big questions in the US camp was which goaltender would be the guy in Sochi. Before the season the…

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014