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