Did the Canadian hockey celebration go too far? POSTED: Feb 26, 12:07p ET | UPDATED: Feb 26, 3:12p ET The Canadian women's hockey team is taking criticism from the IOC for their behavior on the ice after capturing the gold medal in Thursday. Was the celebration too much?
U.S. hockey team pretty good as a warm-up act, too POSTED: Feb 24, 9:00p ET | UPDATED: Feb 24, 9:02p ET Turns out Zach Parise and the Americans are a pretty good warm-up act, too. Three days after overachieving to beat mighty Canada in the most-watched TV program in the nation's history, you could have gotten good odds the U.S. team would come out listless against lowly Switzerland.
U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller is enjoying the moment POSTED: Feb 24, 8:48p ET | UPDATED: Feb 25, 4:03p ET He is leading a charmed life and just maybe on his way to spinning gold. U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller looked on helplessly as a shot by Sandy Jeannin slipped past him in the third period of the Americans' quarterfinal with Switzerland. Miller flailed at the puck with his stick but didn't connect.
Good U.S. hockey win, but no Miracle on Ice POSTED: Feb 22, 9:46p ET | UPDATED: Feb 22, 10:43p ET The ice at Canada's Hockey Place had barely been cleared, and Jim Craig was already offering a special. Had to, because big U.S. hockey wins only come around so often. Big anniversaries, too.
Russia's Ovechkin still stands out among the best POSTED: Feb 22, 6:55p ET | UPDATED: Feb 23, 1:35a ET Even with the best hockey players in the world at the Vancouver Olympics, Alex Ovechkin stands out. The two-time NHL MVP from Russia seems faster and more talented than anyone on the ice and attacks opponents with bone-crushing hits as if he was a brawler.
If hockey is Canada's game, no one told the U.S. POSTED: Feb 22, 4:18a ET | UPDATED: Feb 22, 4:19a ET For Canadians, living next door to the United States is kind of like being the quietest neighbor on the street -- peeking through the curtains to see what all the noise is about, and wondering why all the parties are so loud.
USA-Canada hockey: No way to treat a neighbor POSTED: Feb 22, 1:03a ET | UPDATED: Feb 22, 4:12a ET What made USA 5, Canada 3 so special was that for two hours Sunday, in what the Olympic program listed as just a preliminary-round game, the mercenaries from the NHL forgot about paychecks and played for nothing more tangible than national pride.
Wickenheiser leads Canada's quest for 3rd golds POSTED: Feb 21, 4:50p ET | UPDATED: Feb 21, 4:50p ET Hayley Wickenheiser knows she can't stop being Captain Canada even when her 9-year-old son is running late for swimming practice. Every autograph, every handshake, every snippet of conversation is a chance to promote the game she loves and the national team on which she has spent half of her life. Noah can still make it to the pool on time if they hurry.
Calm down, Canada: Hockey team promising better POSTED: Feb 19, 7:58p ET | UPDATED: Feb 19, 8:06p ET Calm down, Canada. Take a day to collect your nerves. Stop analyzing and overanalyzing. It's OK to debate line combinations -- especially who should be playing right wing on Sidney Crosby's line -- but it's too early in the Olympic hockey tournament for all this woe-is-Canada talk.
Women's hockey: How to catch North America? POSTED: Feb 19, 7:47p ET | UPDATED: Feb 19, 7:52p ET Peter Elander is a good-natured raconteur who speaks five languages. He only needs a few terse words of English to explain why his Swedish women's hockey team can't catch North America.