Ice hockey - Slovenia down United States 3-2 in overtime

Ice hockey - Slovenia down United States 3-2 in overtime

Ice hockey - Slovenia down United States 3-2 in overtime

The U.S. women's hockey team put up an impressive performance against the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation in securing a 5-0 win Tuesday.

But things changed in the third period.

But Slovenia rallied with two goals in the third period, including one with less than two minutes to go in regulation after they pulled their goalie. All four have significant global experience, but Terry is probably the most recognizable name as he was the hero who scored the shootout-winning goal in the gold medal game at last year's World Junior Championships.

A 2-0 lead, on goals by Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway, didn't really seem to do Team USA's performance total justice as Slovenia didn't get a lot going in their offensive zone. O'Neill got his second point of the day with an assist on Greenway's even-strength tally, but that was the last time the United States would get on the scoreboard. Their opponents took advantage of the Americans' sloppiness as Jan Urbas got Slovenia on the board with 15 minutes left to play in the frame.

Mursak had two points for Slovenia in the stunning victory over the United States.

The Americans next will play Slovakia on Friday.

While current National Hockey League players are absent from the Games, the US still has some players that will be recognizable to many fans.

The trend continued until Slovenia scored the equalizer with 1:37 remaining as Mursak capitalized on the team's relentless pressure by beating Zapolski, who was under siege throughout the third period and OT. Blaz Gregorc and Miha Verlic assisted on the play.

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

Mursak added his second goal of the game 38 seconds into overtime to complete the comeback win.

Returning to the lineup later in the season, he had trouble finding any playing time, the Red Wings put him on waivers and Mursak signed with Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL. The Americans outshot Slovenia 11-3 in the first period, and that number would only grow throughout the game.

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