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Daily Links for Friday, Feb. 19

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Team USA gets together to plan their post-game party.
Team USA gets together to plan their post-game party.

First of all, happy Friday! Second, I hope everyone got a chance to watch the fantastic Canada-Switzerland game last night. If you missed it, you missed the first great game of the Olympics (let me apologize now for insulting all the hardcore Slovakia fans out there - I know your game against the Czechs was good.)

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

Yesterday's Games:
United States defeats Norway 6-1 - NHL.com
Canada squeaks by Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout - NHL.com
Slovakia upsets Russis 2-1 in shootout - NHL.com

One-on-One with Ryan Miller - NHL.com
NHL.com's Dan Rosen talks to Team USA goalie Ryan Miller after his 6-1 win over Norway.

Schumer wants Pirates to skate their way to Albany - The Buffalo News
Senator, WNY lover, and all around good guy Chuck Schumer is trying to get the Portland Pirates closer to Buffalo.

What each player adds to US team - USATODAY.com
You may have found yourself asking - why did that guy make the US Olympic team? Well, Kevin Allen will tell you, player by player.

The balancing act of being a goaltender - The Hockey News
With the awesome performance of Jonas Hiller yesterday, I thought it was appropriate to include this article about what it takes to get to the top and stay there.

Three-Part Olympic Analysis - Behind The Net
Hawerchuk offers some solid three-part Olympic analysis that gets historical.

Bettman, Fasel seem far apart regarding 2014 Games - CTV
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and René Fesel, IIHF president and IOC member, held a news conference on their positions on Olympic participation in 2014, and you could see signs of a broadening chasm between the two.

Will you pay 32% more to Rock the Red next year? - On Frozen Blog
If you were angry about the Bills $2 increase in ticket price, be glad you're not a Washington Capitals season ticket holder.

Popsicles, speed skating highlight latest Blackhawks TV episode - Puck Daddy
The Chicago Blackhawks are holding a mini-Olympics during the break, and as a bonus the second video features Brian Campbell skating like's he's had a few too many Jaegerbombs.