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Topic - Anže Kopitar
Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for his second shutout of the Sochi Games and Carl Hagelin scored twice, helping the Swedes rout upstart Slovenia 5-0 Wednesday to advance into Olympic hockey semifinals without three of their best players.
With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.
Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday.
"Now that we've beaten Slovakia, maybe they're not going to mix us up with them anymore." - Slovenia forward Anze Kopitar, after the men's hockey team picked up the team's first ever Olympic victory, 3-1 over Slovakia.
Slovenia is not satisfied with just showing up to play hockey at the Olympics for the first time. Its players want to win.
Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a breathtaking start and the Russians went on to beat Slovenia 5-2 Thursday in their Sochi Olympics opener.
Jonathan Quick's Olympic goaltending audition for U.S. national team coach Dan Bylsma ended after three Pittsburgh goals in one rocky period.
Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in the first period, Evgeni Malkin scored in the opening minute, and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Jonathan Quick in a 4-1 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
The way the Los Angeles Kings have been struggling to score goals, they were fortunate one was enough to snap their five-game losing streak.
Two days before Anaheim visits the Los Angeles Kings for their high-profile showcase under the stars, the Ducks showed they're willing to get just as gritty as their rivals to grind out a win.
Patrick Kane scored his third goal of the game 11:40 into the second overtime period and the Blackhawks beat the defending champion Kings 4-3 on Saturday to advance to the finals.
It was hard to tell from the Los Angeles Kings' side after Game 1 that they even had a lead on the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final. Much of the talk was about it being perhaps their worst game of the playoffs and the need to be better.
The New Jersey Devils knew from the numbers that Los Angeles was deadly on the road. The Kings came into the Stanley Cup Final 8-0 away from Staples Center.
A great road playoff run has the Los Angeles Kings in a place they haven't been since the Great One was skating in Southern California.
Johan Franzen broke a tie in the second period, Ty Conklin stopped 29 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday to spoil a night in which the Avalanche retired the jersey of Peter Forsberg.
They have only one NHL player, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings, and are coached by his father, who said his country has just five fully covered hockey rinks and wants to double that.
"Nobody gave us a legit chance to do that," Anze Kopitar said.