Hockey's Three Stars from Day 5 at the Olympics

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Kroselj stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced to pick up the victory, giving up goals to Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway.

Slovenia woke up in the third and dominated the first six minutes, leading to a Blaz Gregorc goal that cut the lead in half.

Fortunately for Russian Federation and the USA, all 12 teams advance beyond the group stage to the single-elimination portion of the tournament, but group play determines seeding; the victor of each group, plus the highest ranking runner-up, earn a first-round bye. Slovenia only gets two, instead of three, since the win did not come in regulation. US captain Brian Gionta is off for tripping 12:42 into the third, and the Americans have a penalty to kill clinging to a 2-1 lead.

The U.S. will play Slovakia on Thursday night in another preliminary game. O'Neil also registered the secondary assist on the goal.

The big center wheeled to his left, pirouetted, carried the puck along with him through the rotation and fired it cleanly behind Zapolski. But Ticar retrieved the puck and stubbornly repeated the task.

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Bobby Sanguinetti reacts after Slovenia scores the game-tying goal against the United States at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

The Olympic hockey tournament is being played without NHL players for the first time since the Lillehammer Games in 1994 after the league and International Olympic Committee failed to agree on players' travel and insurance costs. "It's a good team, I'll give them credit".

"Hopefully, we can start looking to the next game and surprise somebody else".

After the 2012 lockout, preparing for a shot at a full season with the Wings, Mursak broke his collarbone. The Slovenians enter this tournament as significant underdogs; the country made its Olympic hockey debut in Sochi in 2014 and finished seventh - and Slovenia had the services of current Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar on that team. Lamoureux's twin sister Jocelyne touched off an even larger brawl in a December 4-1 USA win in Grand Forks, N.D. When it was all over the referee had handed out 10 fighting majors and there were six US players in the penalty box, five Canadians.

The broadcast is on CNBC.

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