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Olympics men's hockey, U.S. vs. Slovakia results and highlights

USA vs. Russia Olympic hockey live score updates with Group B up for grabs Saturday's clash between Team USA and the Olympic Athletes from Russia should determine who finishes at the top of the Group B
Kristopher Love | 18 February, 2018, 01:53

US goalie Ryan Zapolski gave up a bad goal to Andrej Kudrna to tie the game 25 seconds later. Datsyuk, 39, is now an equal, and the competition as the United States and the Russian team face off Saturday in their final contest of group play before seeding is decided for the elimination tournament. "And they scored a goal off one of them and from that point we were kind of on our heels".

If the U.S. beats Russian Federation, in regulation or overtime, it will win the group and receive a bye into the quarterfinals.

And Ryan, who also goes to Harvard and has been signed by the Bruins, asked for his dad's advice before heading to South Korea where he netted two powerplay goals to lift his team to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in preliminary round play.

Harvard's Ryan Donato, son of former NHL player Ted Donato, scored a pair of power play goals to spark the USA men's hockey team to a 2-1 win against Slovakia.

All 12 teams advance from pool play, with the three group winners and highest ranking runner-up receiving byes in the elimination stage, which will be single elimination.

The collegiate athletes are leading the offensive charge on the ice for Team USA through the first two games of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, but the veterans have created a culture that allows young players to shine.

"Our energy in the third wasn't great", Granato said. Bad bounces happened a few times to the US against Slovenia, which wasn't happy about the too many men on the ice call that preceded Donato's second power-play goal. They were the better team in the third and it was good enough for them to get the win.

The U.S. will have the opportunity to secure the top spot in Group B when they square off with the Olympic Athletes from Russia Friday night.

"We'll learn from this", O'Neill said.

Set up on the goalline next to the left post, he took a pass from Mark Arcobello, stepped forward, spun and pulled the puck to his forehand in front of Laco and jammed it in.

After a scoreless second period, Slovakia took advantage of sloppy play by from the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation in the third as Ceresnak collected the victor on a powerplay off a second delay of game penalty.

"We're just concerned about getting shots and creating havoc around the net", Donato said.

"They want to be over the boards and on the ice and in the action", Granato said.

"I think that's pretty similar to a European style of game, " he said.

Neither team capitalized on chances in the second period. Overall, I liked the way we played.