FINAL: USA beats Slovenia 5-1

Smiley faceUSA beat Slovenia 5-1 to win their third game of the Olympics.

10AM: In today’s game:

  • Ryan Callahan played: 14:57 and had an assist and 1 shot. He played 4:40 in the first, 5:14 in the second and 5:03 in the third.
  • Ryan McDonagh played: 19:38, had a goal, 4 shots and played 6:39 in the first period, 5:59 in the second and 7 minutes in the third.
  • Derek Stepan played: 4:59, was 2 and 1 on faceoffs and played 1:09, 1:48 and 2:02

9:44AM: USA beats Slovenia 5-1.

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Note: Team USA Rangers with new linemates/Quick starting tomorrow

Ryan Callahan is skating with Dustin Brown and David Backes at USA Practice today. (Scott Burnside)

Zach Parise was skating on that line yesterday.

Ryan McDonagh is paired with Ryan Suter. (Burnside) Both of them are left handed defenseman.

Jonathan Quick will start in goal for Team USA against the Russians.

FINAL: Team USA beats Slovakia 7-1

USATeam USA defeated Slovakia 7-1 in their opening game of the Winter Olympics.

Goal scorers for Team USA were John Carlson, Ryan Kesler, Paul Stastny (2), David Backes, Phil Kessel and Dustin Brown.

Ryan Callahan played 15:43 and had one shot on goal. He played 4:25 in the first, 5:34 in the second and 5:44 in the third period.

Ryan McDonagh played 18:38 and 5:51 in the first period, 7:25 in the second period and 5:22 in the third.

On McDonagh, Chris Peters tweeted “Ryan McDonagh has quietly put together a tremendous game defensively. Really enjoying that pairing of McD and Shattenkirk.”

Derek Stepan was a healthy scratch and Blake Wheeler, who played in the 13th forward role, played 4:10, 47 seconds in the the first, 1:09 in the second and 2:14 in third.

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Practice: Ryan Callahan has new linemates for Team USA

USARyan Callahan is skating with Zach Praise and David Backes this morning in Russia. (Corey Masisak)

Derek Stepan, along with Blake Wheeler, is skating as an extra.

Ryan McDonagh is skating with Capitals defenseman John Carlson.

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