Team USA vs. Team Slovakia – Phil and James Do Sochi

Team USA vs. Team Slovakia – Phil and James Do Sochi

Photo: @YakovMironov

The Maple Leafs’ dynamic ‘Murican duo takes their talents to the international stage starting this morning versus Slovakia. Word has it Joe Pavelski will center the Leafs’ wingers, comprising a line with 84 combined goals in the NHL this season. That’s Team USA’s first line whether they label it that or not.

The game starts at 7:30 a.m. EST on CBC.

Your rosters for this Group A matchup presented by 888sport:

USA

Goalies: Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick
Defensemen: John Carlson, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Suter
Forwards: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler

Slovakia

Goalies: Peter Budaj, Jaroslav Halak, Jan Laco
Defensemen: Ivan Baranka, Dominik Granak, Zdeno Chara, Martin Marincin, Andrej Meszaros, Andrej Sekera, Michal Sersen, Lubomir Visnovsky (injured, will not play)
Forwards: Milan Bartovic, Marian Gaborik (injured, will not play), Branko Radivojevic, Michal Handzus, Marcel Hossa, Marian Hossa, Tomas Jurco, Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Marcinko, Michel Miklik, Peter Ölvecky, Richard Panik, Tomas Surovy, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Zaborsky

231 comments
Ratzshite
Ratzshite

any links to watch live stream of game

Bruffins
Bruffins

Canada wins gold or USA wins on the back of Phil Kessel and Pavelski and Justin Faulk demand to play with the Leafs only because of how awesome Kessel is. Which do you choose?

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

Blah Blah Blah so much love for Phil....only a year or so ago, he was a total enigma


ReimNier
ReimNier

Praise be to The Phil,

The Thrill,

and the Holy Mackinaw,

Amen.

Zep2
Zep2

So ,who dat Chara

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

Me thinks it is time for me to buy a Kessel Jersey. 

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

anyone watch the US game? How did our boys look? 

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Evgeni Pleshenko has withdrawn from short program.......too late for Russians to replace him  

GO CHAN GO!!!

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

KESSEL Phil (USA) 2 minutes penalty for slashing.   

Kessel bringing the Leaf truculence to the Olympics

Jon5200
Jon5200

Geez.....i want Phil and JVR to do well.....but i also want them out early so they come back to rest for the stretch run!!

hometeem
hometeem

where do i find boxscores for olympic hockey, all i can find are articles

Jon5200
Jon5200

those pictures are HILARIOUS.......keep em coming.................:)

vinoa
vinoa

@rustynail  I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Canadiens are back in Montreal. Odd, but a Canadian ought to be able to spell Canadian.

vinoa
vinoa

@rustynail  That's really on the doctors and players themselves. Owners should be allowed to put clauses into contracts making them null and void if the player sustains an injury that isn't related to the NHL season. I get that it's a great honour to represent your countries but at the end of the day these athletes are paid very well to play in the NHL and they should respect that first and foremost.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@wendelsfist  

don't know if he will last the whole tournament without Orr and McClaren there for his protection

ReimNier
ReimNier

@Murph2417  Praise be to The Phil. May he keep you and bless you. May his love wrap around you. May your day be a snap shot of his enduring grace. Amen.

rustynail
rustynail

@vinoa @rustynail  He must be encountering technical difficulties, exchanged D and F in his numbers yesterday too

Bruffins
Bruffins

@vinoa @Bruffins  

they way I see it, we only have one top pairing D man on our team at the moment (Rielly will get there) so he would help

vinoa
vinoa

@Bruffins @vinoa  Ph9 + Gleason > Faulk. Justin Faulk is great but he's another #1 Dman. There just may not be enough minutes for him/Dion/Gleason/Rielly/Gards.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@vinoa @Bruffins  

If they don't we probably won't ever be because it's unlikely we add 2 players of their capability 

vinoa
vinoa

@Bruffins You really think Faulk and Pavelski will make us cup contenders?