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USA men's hockey team answers ?? about offense, drops Slovokia 7-1 in opener

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    No US team has won gold unless playing on home ice. We're a long way from claiming that's possible in this tournament, but ...

    Nice start!!
     
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    USA-Russia at 6:30 a.m. CST Saturday. Live stream and NBC Sports Network.
     
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    If they beat Latvia tomorrow, they've got a first-round bye in the quarterfinals.
     
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    Sorry, I meant Slovenia. No matter. They beat them, too, 5-1. First round bye into the elimination quarterfinals.
     
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    Russia is out. That's a big surprise. USA plays in the semis tomorrow against Canada. That, in reality, is the gold-medal game.
     
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    Well, rats!
    The USA plays for bronze tomorrow. Canada's gold-medal game is Sunday.
     
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    Really tough game for them. As defense rather than offense sealed the deal for both teams until Canada drove in the only but crucial shot in the game.

    All of these teams seem to be made up of NHL players! You would think that would have helped.
     
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    Seems like the U.S. team pretty much decided if they couldn't play for gold, they wouldn't play at all. Right wing Patrick Kane even had two -- two!! -- penalty shots, one in each of the first two periods and couldn't convert on either one of them.
     
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