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Quick Shifts: Kessel Is Hot, Stats Galore, And The Best Goalie Masks Of The Olympics!

Good morning, and HAPPY MONDAY! Grab a cup of coffee, and make sure to click on a few links to start your week off right. The men’s hockey tournament takes a quick breather today, but will resume tomorrow. In the meantime, the women’s tournament continues on, with the semi-finals taking place today – check out today’s Channel Surfing article for more details.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Team USA’s Phil Kessel is ‘en fuego’ so far in the Olympics – which is a great thing for Team USA and possibly the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kevin Allen, of USA Today Sports, wrote a great featured article on Kessel and Team USA yesterday, and it is worth a read.

Want to know how your favorite NHL star is doing in the Olympics? Check out NHL.com’s leader board for updated stats from the preliminary round. Kessel leads in points, Michael Grabner tops the goal scorers, and Jonas Hiller has the best stats in the crease.

Do you appreciate good artwork? Wait! Let me rephrase that, do you appreciate good artwork on goalie helmets?! TheWire.com took a look at some of the best artwork that is sported in goal at the Olympics. All three American goaltender’s helmets are on the list, and one of them is even ranked first – spoiler, Canada’s trio in net didn’t make the list.

Tags: 2014 Sochi Olympics

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