Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a breathtaking start and the Russians went on to beat Slovenia 5-2 Thursday in their Sochi Olympics opener.
Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson broke the tie at the end of the second period to help the United States beat Belarus 5-3 on Thursday in the world hockey championships.
Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:47 into overtime to give the United States a 5-4 victory over Canada on Saturday in the hockey world championships.
Petr Holik scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Petr Mrazek made 52 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over the United States on Friday at the world junior hockey championship.
Brendan Shanahan had two goals and moved into 15th place on the NHL's career list, leading the Detroit Red Wings past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 Tuesday night.