Winter Olympics 2018: Slovenia claim first ice hockey win over USA

Gionta gears up for games

Canada and the US are so far superior to the rest of the world, their rivalry so heated, that former Team Canada standout Cassie Campbell-Pascall could hardly be accused of exaggerating when she told the Orange County Register in Sochi: "This is the best rivalry in Olympic sport".

Brian O'Neill scored in the first period and Jordan Greenway added a goal in the second to put the U.S.in front 2-0.

Russia, by the way, might have not only lose the game but a player for at least a game - Per IIHF source Nikita Nesterov's hit in the 1st period will be reviewed by disciplinary committee. Both sides exchange penalties towards the end of the period but nothing came and both sides were still tied after 40 minutes of hockey.

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Team USA burst out of the gates by pouncing on Slovenia in the first period.

"Hopefully, we can start looking to the next game and surprise somebody else". A part of Yugoslavia until 1991, Slovenia did not qualify for an Olympic ice hockey tournament until 2014 but finished a respectable seventh in Sochi.

Only once has a team other than the USA or Canada made the Olympic or Worlds title games.

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The back-to-back upsets in the Olympic hockey hub of Gangneung, a city located about 60 kilometres northeast of Pyeongchang, underlines the unpredictability of this throwback tournament, the first without NHLers since 1994.

Jan Mursak played just 46 games in the National Hockey League after he was drafted in the 6th round by the Detroit Red Wings in 2006.

Randi Griffin, Korea: The crowd was sent into a frenzy when Griffin's wrist shot trickled past the Japanese goaltender to pull Korea within one goal. U.S. clearly made a decision to nap out there today and that cost them big time.

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Despite the loss, the race for gold is still wide open. He collected a keepsake in the second period with a goal that gave Team USA a 2-0 lead. The Americans outshot Slovenia 11-3 in the first period.

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