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2014 Winter Olympics

All stories pertaining to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Kid Ish's Pizzametrics, Week 19: In His Defense

The Olympics were a lot of fun. Cam Fowler made me proud of his development as a young defenseman and angry at Dan Bylsma for misusing half his blueline. This is a tribute.

Takeaways: Back to the Old Grind

As we expected, plenty of Ducks played late into the Olympic tournament and brought home some hardware. What does that mean for the first games back in the NHL season?

Gold Canada: Shut Out Of Sweden Seals Dominant Run

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.

Finnished: Selanne Shines, US Bombs In Bronze Game

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.

Canada Moves On, USA To Play For Bronze

For the most-hyped game of the tournament, the USA turned in unquestionably their most lackluster performance, getting virtually no offense, losing to the Canadians for the second straight Olympics.

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USA Falls 3 Minutes and 2 Inches Short of Gold Medal

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Medal Round Preview: The Final Four

Three of the remaining four teams are going home with some hardware. Who will be receiving what medal, and what team will leave Sochi empty handed?

Duck Tales: Fasth Nears Return To Ducks Lineup

So, logically, TRAID JONAS HILLER!!! (No, not really).

Canada Squeeks by Latvia 2-1 into Medal Round

It was not nearly as close as the score makes it seem.

USA defeats Czechs 5-2, Sets Up Date with Canada

The US made relatively painless work of the Czech Republic's "veteran" squad, taking advantage of shaky goaltending and a top-heavy offense from their opponents to seal a date with Canada in the semi-finals.

Takeaways: Predictably Unpredictable

In no other context but that of men's ice hockey, these Olympics have lived up to the hype. Perhaps the best storyline is the uphill battle Russia will have to fight to stay alive.

Podcast: SoCal on Sochi

Chris, Eric and Kyle go over the preliminary round of Olympic play.

Duck Tales: Reaching for Non-Olympic Hockey Talk

Still a couple weeks before we get back to NHL hockey, the only fun stuff to talk about is the Olympics.

No Doubt Dominance: US Women Swamp Sweden 6-1

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.

Canada Scrapes by Finland With 2-1 OT Win

Drew Doughty can't score for Los Angeles, but came up huge for his country, scoring both goals in a narrow, defensive overtime win for Team Canada over Finland.

Kessel Tricks Slovenia in 5-1 Win

Team USA got off to a quick start but lagged through the middle of the game, ending up with a comfortable victory over Slovenia on the back of the Kessel, Pavelski, JVR line.

Checking Up on the Ducks in Sochi

With one more day of pool play still to come, let's take a look at how each of our Anaheim Ducks representatives are faring in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

USA 3, Russia 2 in Shootout, Thanks TJ Oshie!

Cam Fowler, Joe Pavelski and Pavel Datsyuk (x2) scored in regulation but the shootout was all about TJ Oshie.

Canada Stomps Austria 6-0 on Jeff Carter Hat Trick

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.

Duck Tales: Teemu Selanne Injured In Sochi

Teemu Selanne suffered an upper-body injury during Finland's opening bout against Austria.

Canada Holds Off Norway For 3-1 Win

The Canadians cruised to a win to open the tournament, but the lowly Norwegians did not make it easy for the world supergiant.

US Men Underway with 7-1 Win Over Slovakia

After a feeling out first period, the Americans exploded for six unanswered in the second and cruised to an easy win in their opening game of the group stage.

Canada Comeback: US Women Fall 3-2

Despite holding a lead after 40 minutes, the US women's hockey team couldn't hold on thanks to three third period goals by Canada. Though one of the goals came in a questionable manner, the result leaves plenty for the Americans to consider.

Takeaways: Take a Break

Maybe this break came at the right time for the Ducks. And maybe it didn't.

Podcast: Jeff Marek and HARDCORE Olympic Previews

Chris, Eric and Kyle talked forever about the Olympics and Chris got to interview Jeff Marek of Sportsnet. It's crazy long, but good stuff, trust us.

AC Olympic Preview: Group C, full of Dark Horses

Who will make it out on top out of this motley Group C of Olympic underdogs and dark horses?

AC Olympic Preview: Group B Predictions

The Gold Medal defense is underway for Team Canada, and it begins with a preliminary round in which face off against three teams with vastly inferior skill levels.

Olympics: US Women Squish Swiss 9-0, Canada Awaits

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.

AC Olympic Preview: Group A Predictions

With the start of the Olympic Men's Ice Hockey tournament just a few short days away, let's take a look at Group A a little more closely and play the predictions game, shall we?

AC Olympic Preveiw: Czech Out This Aging Roster

The Czech Republic will bring a very experience-heavy group to the Sochi Olympics, but that's really just a nice way of saying their average age is pretty darn high.

AC Olympic Preview: Slovenia, or Anze Kopitar

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.

AC Olympic Preview: Austria, or Islanders East

Thomases Vanek and Pock, as well as Michaels Grabner and Raffl, seek a miracle tournament in their national team's first Olympic appearance since Salt Lake.

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