2014 Winter Olympics
All stories pertaining to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Fresh off a suffocating semifinal stamping out of their North American rivals, Canada claimed its second straight Olympic gold medal with another dominant performance against the 2006 winners. A near impenetrable defense ruled the day and tournament.
With an opportunity to bring home precious Olympic medals, it wasn't the grit and speed of the US but the gravitas and style of Finland that carried the day. For Teemu Selanne, it's another magical moment in the twilight of a legendary career.
With the sting of losing to Canada to close out the group stage still fresh in the minds despite a four-day break, the US Women's hockey team was surgical and suffocating in its semifinal victory over an opponent who'd tripped them up here before.
Team Canada put aside all doubts left over from their first game with a dominant 6-0 victory over Austria that included a natural hat trick for Jeff Carter and a shutout for goaltender Roberto Luongo.
After opening the tournament with a win over Finland the US Women's team left no doubt in a thorough domination of Switzerland, sending a strong message to rival Canada ahead of Wednesday's showdown.
Slovenia has qualified for its first Olympic games in its history, but likely won't make too much noise due to a lack of NHL experience. In fact, only one Slovenian born player has ever set foot in the NHL, Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar.