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Team U.S.A. Skates Home: Finland Shuts Out U.S. 5-0 to Win Bronze Medal

Teemu Selanne celebrates after his two goals.
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It’s all over for the U.S.A. men’s Olympic hockey team. An Olympic run that started out so promisingly, with four consecutive victories and 20 goals in its first four games, ended abruptly and painfully on Saturday morning. Finland bludgeoned the USA 5-0, as the U.S. failed to score a goal against an opponent for the second consecutive game. Finland More...

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By Sam Mines On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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USA Put to the Sword Again By Canada

What seemed so promising for the USA men’s Olympic hockey team came to a disappointing ending. Coming into Friday’s semi-finals game, USA hadn’t lost; the team’s goal scoring numbers were high, they were More...

Is Martin Brodeur seeing his final days as a member of the New Jersey Devils? (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
By Steven Simineri On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Martin Brodeur Heading Toward Unceremonious Ending in New Jersey

Brodeur not one of the lucky ones… In sports rarely are there happy endings. There is no eluding the forces of father time and very few athletes get the chance to walk away from their respective sport on their More...

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By Sam Mines On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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USA Men’s Hockey Headed to Semi-Finals Matchup With Canada

(Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP/Getty Images / February 19, 2014) The US men’s Olympic hockey team staved off the Czech Republic on Wednesday morning, advancing to a rematch with history.  The US won 5-2 against the More...

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By Kevin Dolan On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Devils, Rangers and Islanders Players Make Their Mark in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has already consisted of exciting and memorable match-ups in men’s hockey, from Finland almost upsetting the reigning champions Canada, to the USA beating Russia on their More...

Phil Kessel, #81 USA
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By Sam Mines On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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USA Wins, Moves On To Quarter Finals

Phil Kessel scored three goals on Sunday in Sochi, but he would only need two of those to decide an ultimately one-sided win for the United States against Slovenia. Kessel, who upped his goal scoring number for More...

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By Sam Mines On Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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Sigh of Relief for Fans of Devils and USA Hockey

If you’re a Devils fan, you were watching the USA men’s hockey team on Saturday morning with different thoughts and emotions running through your head. You’re committed to rooting for the USA, grudgingly convincing More...

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By Sam Mines On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Seventh Heaven For Team USA in Men’s Hockey Olympic Opener

Courtesy: USA Today Sports In game one of the men’s Olympic hockey tournament on Thursday morning, the United States team started out a bit slow and sloppy before the team members got their bearings on the bigger More...

Goalie Cory Schneider
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By Sam Mines On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Devils Hockey: Olympic Break Analysis

The NHL’s Olympic break provides a good chance to reflect on the Devils’ season leading up to this point and what is waiting for them, following the break. The team is more than halfway through the season (59 More...

Goalie Cory Schneider
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By Sam Mines On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Devils Hockey: Déjà Vu All Over Again

The Devils were one minute and 47 seconds away from wrapping up a tremendous home victory over the Colorado Avalanche when the worst thing happened again. Patrick Roy pulled his goalie and the Avalanche drew even More...