Team USA Scores Touchdown in 7-1 Win Over Slovakia

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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).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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