With the Sochi Olympics less then a month away, various media outlets have begun breaking down and analyzing the Men’s hockey tournament. Bleacher Report gives us their grades of the top defense corps in the tournament. While looking forward to the games in Sochi, b/r also took a look at the past by ranking the best single player performances by NHLers at the Olympics.
PK Subban’s overtime goal helped the Canadiens grab a very important divisional win against the Senators. It was a wild game that saw Ottawa erase a 3-0 Habs lead to go up 4-3, only to see the win slip away late.
The Jets keep on winning under new head coach Paul Maurice as they beat the Flames in Calgary last night, handing them their seventh straight loss at the Saddle Dome. [TSN.ca]
Steven Stamkos joined his teammates for practice for the first time yesterday since breaking his leg back in November. He had been skating on his own but Thursday saw him in full practice wearing a red non-contact jersey. His hopes are to play a couple games with the Lightning before heading to Sochi to suit up for Team Canada. [ESPN.com]
TSN’s SportsCentre aired the second part of their original feature ReOrientation last night. Part two looked at Robbie Rogers, midfielder for the LA Galaxy and former US National team player who last year became the first openly gay male athlete to compete in North American professional team sports after coming out of the closet. Along with an interview with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference discussing the shift in locker room mentality towards homophobic slurs.