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Daily Links for Saturday, Feb. 20

Celebration in white.
Celebration in white.

The Big USA - Canada showdown is only a day away, so get you fill with some links. There's a few non-critical Sabres links after the break as well.

Yesterday's Games:
Sweden conquers Belarus 4-2 -

Czechs fend of Latvians 5-2-
Finland beats Germany 5-0 -

Today's Games:
Switzerland vs. Norway - 3pm - MSNBC
Slovakia vs. Latvia - 7:30pm - MSNBC
Belarus vs. Germany - 11:55pm - MSNBC

Bobby Ryan meets curling? U.S., Canada talk blissful downtime - Puck Daddy
What are the US hockey players going to do with their downtime?

Former Olympic foes now part of Team USA family -
In 1980, Peter Stastny and Bob Suter were Olympic foes. Today, their sons are playing for Team USA at the Vancouver Games.

U.S. hockey ready to nuke lines for Canada showdown? - Puck Daddy
Despite being up 2-0 in the tournament, Team USA is unhappy with the play of its top lines, and coach Ron Wilson is considering making changes.

Vyacheslav Bykov: "All games at the Olympics should be played with passion" -
Russian coach Vyacheslav Bykov talked about the reasons of the loss to Slovakia, and stated that not all players had passion.

Derek Roy, Take Your Penalty Lap - Top Shelf
Heather proposes that the NHL steal the penalty lap concept the biathlon uses whenever a player screws up. I would be totally on board with this.

NHL Mid-Season Statistical Leaders: Volume 2 - Behind The Net
Patrick Kaleta is still the best in the league at drawing penalties; other non-traditional stats.

Tips on how to recover the morning after - Justin Bourne
Some of you may need these pro-hockey tips for shaking off a nasty hangover this morning.