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Golden lining: For U.S., Russia, Olympic-opening upsets aren't cause for panic - yet

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The unpredictability of an Olympic hockey tournament without NHL players was on full display with a pair of stunning upsets as group play opened Wednesday.
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Slovenia, Slovakia stun titans as men's hockey marks its arrival at Olympics

Slovenia, Slovakia stun titans as men's hockey marks its arrival at Olympics

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What's the worst lead in hockey again?
Two-zip.
The hockey world was reminded of one of the sport's oldest cliches Wednesday as puck dropped on the men's Olympic tournament in South Korea and the upsets rolled in.
The U.S., which was sitting pretty after 40 minutes, faltered down the stretch against hockey minnow Slovenia, coughing up a 2-0 lead and eventually losing in stunning fashion, 3-2 in overtime. The Olympic Athletes from Russia, meanwhile, shot out to a 2-0 lead over Slovakia in the first five minutes of the first period, only to concede two goals in short order later in the...
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Slovenia rallies to upset U.S. in men's hockey, 3-2

Slovenia rallies to upset U.S. in men's hockey, 3-2

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The U.S. men's hockey team doesn't have a monopoly on miracles that occur on Olympic ice. Slovenia, which had to get through a qualifying process to earn a place in this tournament - and then had to say goodbye to its best player, Kings center Anze Kopitar, because the NHL wouldn't let players...
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Russian fans mock 'stupid' ban on athletes at Olympic Games

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Fans are wearing the colors of the Russian flag and cheering pro-Russian slogans - thumbing their noses at the IOC for Team Russia's ban.
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Canadian men's hockey team has to work harder, says coach - three pre-tournament wins be damned

Canadian men's hockey team has to work harder, says coach - three pre-tournament wins be damned

11 monthes ago   |   By

GANGNEUNG - With NHLers a world away - or between 14 to 17 time-zone hours, anyway - there is no clear favourite in an Olympic men's hockey tournament crowded with uncertainty and letdown possibilities.
But Team Canada coach Willie Desjardins sure sounded adamant of one thing on the eve of his team's opener against Switzerland: The two-time defending Olympic champs need to give more than they have in the past couple of weeks if they are to both be competitive and win over fans back home.
“When the guys were trying to make the the team, they were playing harder,” Desjardins said after a...
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Winter Olympics Men's Hockey: TV schedule, Wednesday results, group standings, medal count

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Slovakia beat Russia and Slovenia topped USA in a shocking opening day of the tournament
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The Russian enigma is the biggest question of the Olympic men's hockey tournament

The Russian enigma is the biggest question of the Olympic men's hockey tournament

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PYEONGCHANG - To choke or not to choke - that is the Russian question as the Olympic hockey tournament begins.
Call them what you want, Russians, Olympic Athletes from Russia , the narrative doesn't really change: Can this team, this country, finally gets its act together and win Olympic hockey gold?
It's only been 26 years between gold medals and that 1992 Unified Team wasn't exactly known as Russian, either. This time, the political circumstances may be different but the victory in the end could be similar.
Can this country, known for disappointing every four years, find a way to leave...
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