2014 Sochi Olympics

Recap: Surprise! Team Jeff Carter Wins Gold

I guess there were some other guys involved too. Here's a recap of both the Canada-Sweden game and the LA Olympics as a whole.

Recap: Three of Four Kings Excel, Canada Beats USA

Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter are kept off the scoresheet, but they contribute to a suffocating performance by Canada. Jonathan Quick is the MVP for the United States.

Olympic Preview (and Gamethread): Canada-USA

The original version of this post had a bunch of American flags in it.

Kings Clips: Four Kings Advance, Two Go Home

Plus, Pearson, Vey, and Toffoli return to Los Angeles, and the Canadian women triumph in part one of the North American rivalry.

Sweden Pulls Away in Third to Eliminate Slovenia

The upstarts hang around, but in the end, the #1 seed proves to be too talented.

Olympics Open Thread: A King in Every Game

All six Kings are playing in Sochi today, looking to move on to the Olympic semifinals. Come join us for the action.

Player Power Rankings: Olympic Edition

It's been a fun week for the Kings in Sochi, as all six of our Olympians have advanced to the quarterfinals. Let's review their accomplishments in a special edition of the Kings Player Power Rankings.

Olympics Recap: Kopitar and Slovenia Roll On, 4-0

Austria never had a chance.

Slovenia-Austria: Preview (and Gamethread)

Anze Kopitar and Co. look to take their good Olympic campaign and make it a great one. Plus, Slava Voynov and Russia will likely crush Norway.

Recaps: Doughty Reigns, USA Controls Slovenia

Doughty scores both goals in a Canada overtime victory. Phil Kessel gets a hat trick (and Brown an assist!!!) in a 5-1 win, while Kopitar sits out the third period due to a stomach bug. Meanwhile, Russia needs a shootout to dispose of Slovakia.

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Team USA Roundup: Quick On Top, Voynov Displeased

Plus, Dustin Brown finds himself in hot water once again. Or maybe just warm water.

History! Kopitar Leads Slovenia to 1st Olympic Win

Kopitar scores his first Olympic goal and plays nearly half the game, and his dominant play is supported by an inspired team.

Preview/Open Thread: Slovenia-Slovakia, USA-Russia

After a good effort in Game 1, can Slovenia earn an improbable victory? Plus, three Kings play in a much-anticipated matchup.

Olympics: Slovenia Falls Short, USA/CAN/RUS Win

Anze Kopitar gets an assist, as Slovenia makes Slava Voynov and the Russians nervous before faltering in the third. Meanwhile, Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty get their first Olympic goals, and Jonathan Quick cruises.

Olympic Hockey Game Preview: Russia-Slovenia

Here we go!! Team Slovenia's Olympic dream kicks off tomorrow morning in Sochia against Team Russia. The game starts at 4.30 a.m. Pacific at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, and will be playing on MSNBC and...

Team Slovenia Olympic Hockey Preview

We know about this Kopitar guy, but who else is on the Slovenian roster?

Slovenia's Long, Strange Journey to Sochi

It's Slovenia's first time competing in men's hockey at the Winter Olympics. Here's a history of what happened to get the team there.

2014 Sochi Olympics: We Have Chosen Our Side

For the next seven days, Jewels from the Crown will be covering a new team. Just call us SBN Slovenia.

Will Jeff Carter play on Canada's top line?

Steve Stamkos won't play in Sochi. Jeff Carter could be a fit to replace him.

Canada's potential injury replacements

If (and perhaps when) injuries strike the Team Canada Olympic hockey roster, who will get the call?

Olympic teams don't need role players

Olympic decision makers have applied NHL logic when building their Sochi-bound teams. They shouldn't do that.

Carter & Doughty named to Team Canada

Where they will win glorious gold, naturally

Kopitar, Voynov Officially Selected for Olympics

No surprises as the two non-North American Kings both get the call to play in next month's winter Olympics. GO SLOVENIA!

Dean Lombardi: The Smartest Guy in the U.S. Room?

Scott Burnside's article on the U.S. Olympic Team's selection has been a huge topic of conversation the last couple days. Dean Lombardi was involved, and Burnside made him look pretty good.

Analyzing the American Olympic team

Just what were the decision-makers behind the US Olympic team thinking when they left Bobby Ryan off of the roster?

Quick, Brown Named to Team USA for Olympics

As expected, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown are going to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Trevor Lewis did not make the team.

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