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Tre Konor One Step Away From Tre Gold Medals

There hasn’t been anything sexy about the way Sweden has gone about their business in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. But style points don’t count for anything, and the Swedish national hockey team has won games with a straight-forward, no-nonsense approach. Other than a tight game against Switzerland in their second game of the tournament, there hasn’t been a …

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Finland Falls Short of Gold Medal Game Apperance

In Friday’s border rivalry game, Finland fell to Sweden 2-1 , Erik Karlsson capitalized on Olli Jokinen’s second period tripping penalty to score the go ahead goal – the game winner – to top the Finn’s improbable run. Having lost three of their players to injury early in the tournament, Finland’s underdog status propelled them past Russia 3-1 on Wednesday, but …

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Canadian Women Win Gold

If you didn’t watch this game, you should have. It was quite possibly one of the most surprising and exciting women’s hockey games played, ever. After facing a potential 2-0 shut out, Canada made an incredible comeback and secured the gold medal against the US women’s team – Canada’s fourth consecutive Olympic gold. The USA essentially dominated the game for …

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Latvia’s Tournament Comes to an End

Coming into the hockey portion of the Olympics, Latvia was beyond an underdog. They weren’t expected to win any games in group stages, nor in the elimination rounds. They proved everybody wrong. Although they lost all three of their games in the group stages, one by seven seconds, they showed competitiveness the whole 60 minutes each night they played. They …

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Finland Takes Out Russia In Quarterfinal

In display not unlike the Winter War of 1939, Finland managed to defeat the Russians this morning, eliminating their chances of earning a medal in this year’s Olympics. The Russians came into this tournament carrying huge expectations of victory on their home soil, but will go away completely empty handed after a crushing defeat brought to them at the hands …

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“Smile Japan” Heads Home with Heavy Hearts

After much of an uphill battle, “Smile Japan” ends their Olympic journey in eighth place.  The women’s hockey team faced off against Germany yesterday, vying for seventh place in the tournament.    This was the first time Japan qualified for the Olympics.  Despite their losses, that is an achievement to be proud of.  Their journey to Sochi was not unsuccessful, …

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Slovakia loses to Czech Republic; Disappointing Olympics come to an end

”We came close, but it was too little too late,” Slovakia’s Michal Handzus said. With their 5-3 loss to the Czech Republic, Slovakia’s disappointing Olympics have officially come to an end. After losing games to USA, Slovenia, and Russia in group play, Slovakia had a chance to redeem themselves in the quarter-finals by beating Czech Republic. Unfortunately, despite Slovakia’s 3rd …

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USA Advances to Semis

Team USA continued its dominance in its Quarterfinals match-up against the Czech Republic.  Coming off several days rest, Team USA was very physical and never gave up on plays.  The U.S. would defeat the Czech Republic 5-2.  Jonathan Quick made 21 saves in the win. Team USA did not waste any time getting on the scoresheet.  Less than 2 minutes …

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