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Daily Links for Wednesday, Feb. 17

Ryan Miller, looking awesome as usual.
Ryan Miller, looking awesome as usual.

Team USA is 1-0, baby, thanks to Ryan Miller's heroic 15 saves. Well, maybe more in part to the rest of the team scoring 3 goals and shutting down the Swiss offense. But still - Miller did make some very timely saves, such as the one that led to David Backes' coast-to-coast highlight reel goal. So there. Recaps of last night's games below, except for Russia because I'm not staying up until 2am to post it (look for it later today.)

Today's Schedule:
Finland vs. Belarus - 3pm - MSNBC
Sweden vs. Germany - 7:30pm - CNBC
Czech Republic vs. Slovakia - 11:55pm - CNBC

United States beats Switzerland 3-1 -
After feeling its way through much of the first period, Team USA used its depth and an opportunistic power play to put away Team Switzerland with a 3-1 victory.

Canada beats Norway 8-0 -
Jarome Iginla and Dany Heatley each scored twice while Sidney Crosby tallied three assists in Canada's 8-0 victory over Norway in each team's opening game.

U.S. hockey ready to go as far as goalie Ryan Miller takes them -
Had enough Ryan Miller savior talk yet? Didn't think so!

Our medal picks for men's hockey tournament - ESPN
ESPN's Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun pick their Olympic medalists.

Olympic aspirations - The Hockey News
Did you know that Drury is the all-time leading goal scorer for the USA at the Olympics? That's Herbert Drury of course at the 1920 and '24 games - who did you think I meant?

For love, not money - The Hockey News
The Winter Olympics is supposedly the pinnacle of pure athletic achievement and a celebration of humanity at its finest. So please, keep the corporate sponsorship to a minimum.

Barry Melrose Says Chicken 'Ship' Helps Skin Care - Tou Been Blinded
Barry Melrose discloses a gross/awesome Canadian skin care technique on the set of ESPN First Take.