Scoring five goals against the team coach Tony Granato called perhaps the best defensive team in the tournament has the Americans feeling good going into the quarterfinals.
The United States had a 1-1-1 record in Group B play, beating Slovakia, losing to Slovenia in overtime and getting blanked 4-0 by the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. Slovenia outshot Norway 16-9 in the first period alone. The country is a powerhouse in most winter Olympic sports, but not hockey (consider that the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello is only the seventh Norwegian to make the NHL and also the country's all-time leading scorer).
Needing a win to avoid elimination, the US men's hockey team delivered with a 5-1 victory over Slovakia on Tuesday.
Ryan Donato scored twice as the USA defeated Slovakia for the second time in the tournament.
Only Norway and South Korea scored fewer goals than the four the US put up in three preliminary-round games.
Ryan's dad and Harvard head coach, Ted Donato, was in attendance to see his son score, and he was sacked up by his son's goal. As top-seeded Sweden, the Russians and Canada wait for the other winners, the Czech Republic is up next for the U.S. Seidenberg, who has played in Europe his entire career, is the younger brother of Islanders defenseman Dennis Seidenberg Germany didn't qualify for the Sochi Olympics, but rebounded in a big way in these Games by advancing to the quarterfinals, where they will face Sweden. On the other hand, if Zapolski holds down the fort until the USA can find its legs and get the lead, it will force the Czechs to open up their game.
The Americans are finally getting some offense - and the scoring is coming when it counts.
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The U.S. did not reach the gold medal game in 2006 and settled for a bronze medal. "We're humming. Noora Raty is the goalie for Finland, hailed by many as perhaps the tournament's top net-minder.
College kids again led the way for the USA, which scored more against Slovakia then it did in all three preliminary-round games. Troy Terry of Denver University added three assists playing on a line with Donato and former NHLer Mark Arcobello. The college kids had a hand in four of them. "We're small, quick and tough to play against in the offensive zone". Thanks to the victory, Team USA will head to the quarterfinals to face the Czech Republic on Tuesday night.
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That gave the Americans a two-man power play and they converted just 18 seconds into it when James Wisniewski, a German League defenceman whose father Jim was quarantined with the norovirus, scored to provide a 2-0 United States edge.
"There's all sorts of talk about our team but we're just a very focused group".
Zapolski is among the best goaltenders in the Kontinental Hockey League but conceded "maybe things werent going the way I had hoped the first few games" when he allowed a few soft goals.
Slovenia played without forward Ziga Jeglic, who was suspended earlier in the day for doping. After an enormous upset in the opening game against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Slovakia dropped its final three contests of the 2018 Winter Games. His teammates, including captain Jan Mursak, said they were "shocked" by the development. It has been prescribed to me after testing for respiratory problems in Slovakia in 2017.