Just days after the Women’s TEAM USA beat Team Canada for the Gold Medal, the Men’s team USA, in the preliminary rounds, takes a 5-1 victory over Austria. Team USA< led by the Atlanta Thrasher’s own, Mark Stuart, held on and managed to score a huge win on opening day when, just one year ago, racked up an overtime loss against Germany.
Finland , with the exact same final score, topped Denmark and the Czech Republic, with Ondrej Pavelec in goal, takes the lead against Latvia, 4-2.
The Czech Republic’s roster, very impressive with Chicago Blackhawk’s Michael Frolick squeezing in at the last minute, is:
Milan Michalek – Ottawa Senators
Michael Frolick – Chicago Blackhawks
Martin Havlat – Minnesota Wild
Patrik Elias – NY Devils
Jakub Voracek – Columbus Blue Jackets
ONDREJ PAVELEC – Atlanta Thrashers
USA will be playing Norway next. Norway will be coming of a historical win against Sweden.