Slovenia beats United States in men's hockey on first day

Tony Granato isn’t planning to show “Miracle” to his players as a source of inspiration....									Posted Feb. 12 2018 10:03 PM					Updated Feb. 13 2018 3:22 AM

Tony Granato isn’t planning to show “Miracle” to his players as a source of inspiration.... Posted Feb. 12 2018 10:03 PM Updated Feb. 13 2018 3:22 AM

That's because five players on the team's roster of 23 are from the Jesuit-run school - two are recent graduates and three are current students taking a leave of absence for the Pyeongchang Games.

Slovenia claimed a first ever win over the United States in global ice hockey with a 3-2 overtime victory at the Winter Olympics.

Everything eventually collapsed on Team USA when Mursak scored the tying tally with less than two minutes to play with the goaltender pulled for Slovenia.

Jan Urbas trimmed the United States' lead back to one early in the third period.

Team USA burst out of the gates by pouncing on Slovenia in the first period.

Even though the Americans came into the third period with the 2-0 lead, the team was sloppy as they allowed Slovenia to put 11 shots on goal.

It is the first Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament in 24 years without NHL players.

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Asked for an assessment on how his side has evolved during the course of the season, Pochettino said: "We are more mature now". Those fans who watch them closely each week have seen this all too often when facing a team who attacks without fear.

Brian Gionta, from Rochester, serves as team captain and is the only returning Olympian. But Ticar retrieved the puck and stubbornly repeated the task. The final game in group play is Saturday against the team from Russian Federation.

In overtime, Mursak was left alone in front of the U.S.net to score the game-winning goal off a pass from Gregorc. "It's a good team, I'll give them credit". Once signed up, you can watch the game live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.

Mursak, who now plays for Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League, was selected by the Red Wings in the sixth round of the 2006 NHL Draft.

After the 2012 lockout, preparing for a shot at a full season with the Wings, Mursak broke his collarbone.

He has played for Slovenia in the World Junior Championships and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Granato said he saw no need to screen the film "Miracle" before his team plays its Olympic opener on Wednesday against Slovenia at Kwandong Hockey Center.

Slovenia, the Americans' first opponent in the round-robin preliminary round, enters with much lower expectations.

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