Slovakia STUNS the Russians and United States of America falls to Slovenia ....Rumors to come

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 18, 2018

"We haven't played a whole lot of hockey as a team together".

But the players from Slovenia did it and, although "It was a come-from-behind victory for Slovenia, who trailed the Americans until the 46th minute, when Blaž Gregorc scored to reduce the USA lead to 2:1", like sloveniatimes.com wrote, the team did not surrender and Muršak was quick to score only 38 seconds in overtime securing a long-awaited victory.

The stakes only heighten the drama of the always-emotional USA-Russia meeting.

After a too many men on the ice call on Slovakia, Bourque, another son of a former National Hockey League player, fed Donato, who spun around in front and went five-hole on Laco to score the game-winning goal with 17:09 left.

I have said it before, and will say it again.The worst thing you can do to a Russian team in worldwide play is make them a favorite.These Olympic Athletes from.Can I just say "Russian Team?"

Getting out to a fast start is imperative for the Americans as they need to thwart the momentum Slovakia carries into the contest following its win over the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. "Getting a couple of goals felt good", Donato said.

"I dreamed about playing against these guys growing up", Donato said.

Russia's talent pool hasn't taken Olympic gold since 1992 but it sizzled early. "We just had a good meeting with each other".

Jan Mursak scored the tying goal for Slovenia in the final minutes of regulation and the winning goal in overtime against the United States.

Ceresnak told reporters after the game that the victory is just the first surprise in a tournament full of the unexpected, per Reuters' Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber.

"The Russians just played a way different style of hockey". "Once they got a feeling they could score they pretty much outplayed us bad", he said.

"I think that is very sad because we know for sure that the Russian athletes here have gone through a lot of tests, re-testing and background checking", Gunilla Lindberg, chair of the IOC's Coordination Commission for Pyeongchang 2018, was quoted as saying. "Our top players scored, so that was important". Donato netted the decider 2:51 into the third period, slipping the puck between Slovakian goaltender Jan Laco's pads. Only this time, the Americans' young skill that coach Tony Granato hoped would bring energy and spark the team came through. "We took a step forward".

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