T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues has the National Hockey League’s second-best selling jersey since scoring four shootout goals for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a win against host Russia at the Sochi Winter Games.
Canada and the U.S. renew what American coach Dan Bylsma calls the biggest rivalry in hockey, meeting in the semifinals in Sochi four years after Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal lifted the Canadians past their North American neighbors for the Olympic gold medal in Vancouver.
Defending Olympic champion Canada got past Latvia to advance to the semifinals of the men’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi, where host Russia was ousted by Finland in the quarterfinals and failed to medal for the third straight Winter Games.
The Czechs and Slovaks play tonight for a spot in the men’s ice hockey quarterfinals at the Sochi Winter Games, as the countries attempt to regain some of their glory in what could be the last Olympics for top players.
A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, could come within the next six months, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said today.