abc
QUICK LINKS:

US Crushes Slovakia 7-1 in Men's Olympic Hockey

Created: 02/13/2014 9:58 AM WDIO.com

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia.

Ryan Kesler, David Backes, Phil Kessel and Dustin Brown also scored as the Americans battered Slovakia for six consecutive goals in a 13:51 span, turning what was expected to be a tough matchup into a laugher.

Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a breathtaking start and the Russians went on to beat Slovenia 5-2 in their Sochi Olympics opener.

Ovechkin scored 1:17 after the puck dropped with a wrist shot that made the crowd roar.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

USA forward Ryan Kesler and goaltender Jonathan Quick defend against a shot at the goal by Slovakia during the third period of the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Front Page

  • Special Report: Over the Limit, Under Arrest

    A DWI... as many as 1 in 7 drivers have one. They also have a record... and the price tag to prove it. What will a DWI cost you?

  • Adrian Peterson (archive photo) Peterson Says 'Fresh Start' Might Be Best

    Peterson tells the USA Today that he has strong support from coaches and players on the Vikings. But he also spoke about other people within the organization who aren't on his side. He tells the newspaper that it might be best "to get a fresh start somewhere else."

  • Duluth Airport Opens Enclosed Parking Garage, Skyway

    Travelers used to parking outdoors at the Duluth International Airport are in for a change starting Friday morning when a new 4-level parking garage and glass-enclosed connecting skyway opens.  Chilly temperatures in the Northland are exactly the kind of weather that has travelers excited...

     

  • PolyMet: What We're Working on Now

    While the public waits for regulators to finish the environmental review for PolyMet, the company is keeping busy as well.

  • Mesabi Humane Society Dog Needs a Special Home

    The Mesabi Humane Society is looking to find a home for dog that has been at the shelter for almost two years. The six year-old boxer mix named Twinkie needs to have surgery on her hind legs after getting hurt in a mine pit. Twinkie will only have surgery if she is adopted, and the cost of the surgery will be paid by donated funds.

 
Advertisement