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

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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

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  • rachmba

    tmlfanfury make it happen boys

  • Zep2

    Cant help cheering for the US with Phil and JVR in their lineup

    Odd though, personality wise, Phil is completely opposite of the US stereotype of loud and brash. JVR is pretty laid back too

  • MaxwellHowe

    The American D is weak.  Paul Martin? LOL.  Looks like Suter will play 30 minutes a game.

  • mcloki

    GO. SLOVENIA GO

  • Mind Bomb

    Morning Folks, Hockey Day, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Fuck you Z

  • TuckerForPunishment

    U

  • Wilbur

    My number one worry about Team Canada is officiating/penalties. Especially, playing in Russia.

  • Burtonboy

    VanBeesbrook lololol

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Burtonboy  I caught that too.  lol

  • Burtonboy

    This crowd of Yanks look dangerous

  • TuckerForPunishment

    PP USA.   Lets go Phil.

  • Mind Bomb

    TuckerForPunishment  Go Slovakia Phil can save his goal scoring for our Playoffs ! lol

  • Burtonboy

    Jesus Backus and JVR clogging up the front of the net . Thats impressive

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy   I would love backes as a leaf

  • PEIleafnation

    is this game on CBC?

  • Mind Bomb

    PEIleafnation  You can stream it through their website bro Although I would not be doing that at work, no, not me at all :)

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Mind Bomb TuckerForPunishment  If you had a choice of winning LSC or Olympic Gold as a player what would you choose?

  • Mind Bomb

    Boooooooooo

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Kessel with a big A.   Drop pass,

  • TuckerForPunishment

    PEIleafnation  http://olympics.cbc.ca/videos/live/video/men-hockey-svk-usa-webcast.html

  • PEIleafnation

    jvr to keseel – goal for the usa …opps LOL

  • Mind Bomb

    TuckerForPunishment   Hmm says Pavalski

  • PEIleafnation

    oh paveliski my bad

  • Burtonboy

    PEIleafnation  No it was Kessel who made that pass

  • mcloki

    PEIleafnation  TSN in Toronto. Check their site they may be streaming it. CBC has Russia Slovenia. dded benfit Hughson and Simpson are doing Russia game.

  • Mind Bomb

    TuckerForPunishment Mind Bomb   I would take the Stanley Cup, The NHL’ers prolly wont be in the Olympics anymore

  • wendelsway1

    Good Morning Fellas…..Kessel and JVR……looking good!

  • maple1967leafs

    This Kessel guys not a bad passer for a one dimensional player

  • Mind Bomb

    wendelsway1  Morning WW,

  • Mind Bomb

    The periods seem quicker to anyone else ?

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Mind Bomb  Russian minutes have 6 less seconds.

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Mind Bomb  Lots of open ice.  Keeps the play moving.

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb  Less whistles too

  • Cameron19

    Where can you get the boxscores for these games? It seems like all the Olympic websites are fucking useless.

  • mcloki

    Mind Bomb  No 2 minute commercial breaks. No scrums after whistles. Fewer commercial breaks. No stalling by teams.

  • Mind Bomb

    Cameron19  Even NHL.com as well, this blows MSM. 

    Your one real job is to get the scores right, really, geesh

  • Komas Taberle

    2 weeks tonight we will have Leafs hockey!

  • Loric76

    morning gang

  • Mind Bomb

    mcloki Mind Bomb  Good points eveyone, I like it lol.

  • Mind Bomb

    Loric76  Sup Lor

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Cameron19  http://olympics.cbc.ca//hockey/event/men/match=ihm400a02/index.html

  • Mind Bomb

    Komas Taberle  Cant wait KT,

  • MLHS_Luke

    Cameron19  http://olympics.cbc.ca/hockey/event/men/match=ihm400a02/index.html

  • Loric76

    Cameron19 http://olympics.cbc.ca//hockey/event/men/match=ihm400a02/index.html

    just to make it 3 in a row lol

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Loric76 Cameron19  I win. 😉

  • Loric76

    hey Burkie’s tie was done up…wth has Calgary done to him

  • MLHS_Luke

    TuckerForPunishment Loric76 Cameron19  curses!

  • Cameron19

    TuckerForPunishment Loric76 Cameron19  Thanks guys. Also found it on IIHF, eventually. Good to see Kessel and JVR on the board already.

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Loric76  I think he’s even using Wisk on his collars.