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  1. Kessel regains scoring lead, ‘tough to deal with’ on Olympic ice

    Feb 19, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    USA forward Phil Kessel, right, reacts to his goal with teammate Ryan Kesler during the third period of men's quarterfinal hockey game against the Czech Republic in Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Emerging as a serious candidate for tournament MVP.

  2. U.S. offense keeps rolling in easy win over Czech Republic

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

    USA forward Zach Parise (9) celebrates his goal against the Czech Republic with teammates Phil Kessel (81) and USA defenseman Ryan Suter during the second period of men's quarterfinal hockey game in Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Jaromir Jagr, the Czechs’ last link to their 1998 gold medal team, has likely played in his last Olympic game.

  3. A closer took at Russia’s Olympic scoring woes

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin, right, talks with forward Alexander Radulov during a training session at the Bolshoy Ice Dome at the the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Russians netted just three non-shootout goals in their games against Slovakia, Finland, and the U.S.

  4. Slovenia reaches first-ever quarterfinals by beating Austria

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

    They’ll face tournament top seed Sweden.

  5. Online oddsmaker: Crosby, Kessel co-favorites for Olympic MVP; Oshie at 15/1

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk and Drew Doughty also in the mix.

  6. KHLer Popov takes Semin’s spot on Ovechkin, Malkin line

    Feb 17, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Alexander Semin #28 of Russia skates against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    Russia is toying with some major line changes ahead of its contest against Norway.

  7. Sizing up the Big Four, as ‘do or die time’ begins

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

    The United States has been the most impressive team, but the Swedes, Canadians and Russians still have gold-medal hopes.

  8. Diamond D: Canada’s blueline ‘what we’ve relied on the whole tournament’

    Feb 16, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    DoughtyWeber

    “They’ve carried the offense for us,” said John Tavares.

  9. Doughty the hero as Canada beats Finland in OT

    Feb 16, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    DrewDoughty2

    Kings defenseman scored both goals, and is having a tremendous tournament thus far.

  10. Pavelski enjoying life on scorching Kessel-JVR line

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT

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    “It’s easy for me to come in and fill that role, read off them.”

  11. Kessel continues scoring tear as U.S. routs Slovenia, clinches Group A

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    USA forward Phil Kessel, right, watches as his third goal sails past Slovenia goaltender Luka Gracnar during the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

    America will get a bye to the quarterfinals.

  12. Kessel scores first U.S. hat trick at Olympics in 12 years

    Feb 16, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Last one to do it? John Leclair in 2002.

  13. Why the U.S. kept sending Oshie out on the shootout

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

    Explaining why he received six shootout attempts (beyond four being successful).

  14. U.S. shuffles lines, defensive pairs; Stepan and Faulk remain out vs. Russia

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Team captain Zach Parise moves to the Ryan Kesler-Patrick Kane line.

  15. Video: Burrows suffers sprained hand in scuffle with Kessel

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Toronto Maple Leafs

    No. 14 for Vancouver has struggled with injuries this season.

  16. In routing Slovakia, Americans display the ‘kind of depth’ that ‘you need to have’

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

    Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 6 - Slovakia v United States

    Dan Bylsma was especially pleased with the line of Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty and T.J. Oshie.

  17. Budaj: Slovakia couldn’t keep up with ‘flying’ Americans

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    USA forward Dustin Brown's shot fly by Slovakia goaltender Peter Budaj for a goal during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Still, they remain optimistic going forward.

  18. Balanced U.S. attack overwhelms Slovakia in blowout win

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

    Team USA celebrates Phil Kessel's (81) goal against Slovakia goaltender Jaroslav Halak during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    America starts the tournament with a 7-1 victory.

  19. U.S. chases Slovakia’s Halak in second period

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT

    USA forward James van Riemsdyk celebrates John Carlson's goal in front of the Slovakia's goal as Slovakia goaltender Jaroslav Halak get up from his knees during mens' ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Rose, Pool)

    This one has turned into a blowout.

  20. PHT staff Olympic predictions: Who’s going to win gold?

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada celebrates with his captain Scott Niedermayer #27 after scoring the matchwinning goal in overtime past Ryan Miller #39 of the United States during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada on day 17 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
(February 27, 2010 - Source: Alex Livesey/Getty Images North America)

    And silver… and bronze… and fourth place.

  21. PHT’s Pressing Olympic Questions: Did the U.S. go too young on D?

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    21-year-old Justin Faulk is the youngest member of the team.

  22. No longer ‘young and naive,’ Kane aims for Olympic redemption in Sochi

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT

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    “I feel I’ve grown a lot and matured a lot, just like any 21-year-old would to being 25 four years later.”

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