USA Takes Game 1

USA wins game versus Switzerland! Here’s how the scheduls looks like so far:

TUE, FEB-16 USA 3, Switzerland 1
THU, FEB-18 Norway 12PM – USA
SUN, FEB-21 Canada 4:40PM – MSNBC
TUE, FEB-23 Qualification Games 12PM
WED, FEB-24 Quarterfinals 12PM
FRI, FEB-26 Semifinals 12PM
SAT, FEB-27 Bronze-Medal Game 7PM
SUN, FEB-28 Gold-Medal Game 12:15PM

Here is the USA team. Players are listed by name, age as of February, 2010, and NHL team.

Goaltenders

  • Tim Thomas, 35 (Boston Bruins)
  • Ryan Miller, 29 (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jonathan Quick, 24 (Los Angeles Kings)

Alternate Candidate:
– Craig Anderson (Colorado)

Defense

  • Brian Rafalski, 36 (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Ryan Suter, 25 (Nashville Predators)
  • Paul Martin 28 (New Jersey Devils) – withdrawn due to injury
  • Mike Komisarek, 28 (Toronto Maple Leafs) – withdrawn due to injury
  • Erik Johnson, 21 (St. Louis Blues)
  • Brooks Orpik, 29 (Pittsburgh Pittsburgh)
  • Jack Johnson, 23 (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Ryan Whitney, 26 (Anaheim Ducks) – injury call-up
  • Tim Gleason, 27 (Carolina Hurricanes) – injury call-up

Alternate Candidates:
– Matt Niskanen (Dallas)
– Ron Hainsey (Atlanta)
– Alex Goligoski (Pittsburgh)
– Matt Carle (Philadelphia)
– Rob Scuderi (Los Angeles)

Forwards

  • Zach Parise, 25 (New Jersey Devils)
  • Chris Drury, 32 (New York Rangers)
  • Dustin Brown, 25 (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Jamie Langenbrunner, 34 (New Jersey Devils)
  • Paul Stastny, 24 (Colorado Avalanche)
  • David Backes, 25 (St. Louis Blues)
  • Patrick Kane, 21 (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Phil Kessel, 22 (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Ryan Kesler, 25 (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Bobby Ryan, 22 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Joe Pavelski, 25 (San Jose Sharks)
  • Ryan Malone, 31 (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Ryan Callahan, 24 (New York Rangers)

Alternate Candidates:
– Jason Pominville (Sabres)
– David Booth (Panthers)
– Scott Gomez (Canadiens)
– T.J. Oshie (Blues)
– Brian Gionta (Canadiens)

Keep in mind that rosters are not final until 24 hours before the Games begin. Players injured before then can be replaced.

Wondering where our Sharks players are at?

  • USA – Joe Pavelski
  • Canada – Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton, Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau
  • Sweden – Douglas Murray
  • Russia – Evgeni Nabokov
  • Germany – Thomas Greiss

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It's an awesome ride. =-)