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Team USA Scores Touchdown in 7-1 Win Over Slovakia

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 11:02 AM
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2014 Olympics Blog
Team USA Scores Touchdown in 7-1 Win Over Slovakia
Courtesy: USA Today Sports

It took Team USA a period to find their legs, but once they did, they ran away with a 7-1 win over Team Slovakia on Thursday morning.

Tied 1-1 after 20 minutes, the Americans scored six, second-period goals en route to the dominant victory. Phil Kessel led the U.S. with three points (one goal, two assists) while Paul Stastny (two goals), John Carlson (one goal, one assist), Patrick Kane (two assists), T.J. Oshie (2A) and James van Riemsdyk (2A) each had two points.

In total 11 different players recorded at least a point for the Americans, who beat the Slovaks for the first time in Olympic play. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his Olympic debut.

Team USA’s next game is against Team Russia on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time (NBCSN, CBC).

Click here for the full NHL.com recap.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 21 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 21 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 21 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 21 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 20 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 21 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 21 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 21 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 18 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 13 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 10 4 0 .922 2.23
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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