Perhaps the most famous hockey game ever played took place on this date, as two Olympic tournaments had memorable days. The 1980s provided us with plenty of big performances on the National Hockey League stage while a handful of netminders made their presence felt. Let’s take our daily trip back in time to look at
Goaltender Ivan Fedotov has led the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to the gold medal game against Team Finland at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. He has allowed just eight goals in five games for the tournament favorites, who advanced with a thrilling shootout victory against Team Sweden in their semifinal matchup. Flyers Prospect and
For the first time in eight years, Team Sweden has a chance to medal in the Olympics. The road to gold, though, is still a very long one. Related: 2022 Guide to the Men’s Olympic Tournament Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Team Canada cemented the Swedes’ chances of playing for their first medal since taking silver
On Monday night, Team Germany failed to re-capture their magic from a 2018 Olympic run that saw them win the silver medal. Despite a late-game push to even the score, Germany fell short, losing 4-0 to Slovakia. Entering the game, Slovakia and Germany held identical group stage records at 1-2-0, although Slovakia had a slight
When you take a look down the Team Switzerland Olympic roster, the first thing that jumps out to you is that they are taking a lot of experience with them. Given the strange circumstances surrounding these games, that could be a real positive for the team. Right at the top of the list when it
Many fans hoped that we would finally get to see Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid play together on Team Canada for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, with the NHL no longer sending its players to China, that won’t be the case. However, Canada still has gold medal aspirations and a deep pool of players
With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on the horizon, Team Slovakia has named their roster for the men’s ice hockey competition. While Craig Ramsay, a Buffalo Sabres stalwart of the 1970s and ‘80s, will stand behind the bench, an interesting blend of top prospects and grizzled veterans will be charged with making an impact on
Although the mid-tournament cancellation of the 2022 World Juniors Championship was certainly a disappointment for Los Angeles Kings prospect Brock Faber, the NHL’s withdrawal from the 2022 Olympics may prove to be a silver lining for the 19-year-old defenseman as he was recently invited to represent the United States at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
As we start to discuss the rosters for the Olympic teams for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics, the focus here will be on the defensive group that Team USA decides to take with them. There are a lot of new faces that will push out the old, but Ryan McDonagh should be one of the
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Los Angeles Kings might be getting good news after what looked like a serious injury to defenseman Drew Doughty. Meanwhile, the status on a Vladimir Tarasenko trade seems to change weekly. How long will he be staying with the St. Louis Blues? The Ottawa Senators seemed to have dismissed
Hockey fans everywhere rejoiced on Friday afternoon, as the NHL and NHL Player’s Association (NHLPA) came to a formal agreement, allowing NHL players to participate in the 2022 Olympic Games this winter. I know I am not alone when I say that I had longed to see NHL’ers back in the Olympic mix once again.
With NHL players heading to the 2022 Winter Olympics, Team USA figures to be one of the best. Beijing presents a huge opportunity for USA Hockey and the NHL. Auston Matthews is primed to be Team USA’s top player at the next Olympic Games. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) The NHL clearly views China as an