Photo: Martin Rose

The United States of America opened Olympic tournament play against Slovakia on Thursday morning. It was a beatdown of epic proportions. The US won 7-1, starting with a beauty of a goal from Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, who is playing in his first Olympiad.

The goal came late in the first period Phil Kessel‘s drop pass (who I recently gave a bunch of praise to on our first ever podcast) was perfect.

Carlson also assisted on Dustin Brown’s second period goal.

On the day, Carlson had two shots on goal to match his two points. He got only 13:17 of ice time, second least among American defensemen.

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  • Sara

    “Beatdown of epic proportions”……During the game I was thinking it was a beatdown reminiscent of one we gave Philly a bit ago. =) SWEET, SWEET JOB by our USA boys!

  • Eddie

    After the game during the recap, someone called Zach Parise “Captain America.” He may be the captain of the USA team, but CARLSON IS “CAPTAIN AMERICA,” DAMNIT!

  • Owen Johnson

    Slovaks 1 goal was offisdes.

  • Patrick Neimeyer

    Great Job Carly and Phil Kessel Bro Connection although I thought I saw Joe Hadeed in the background.
    “Those carpets in Olympic Village sure look damn good eh Joe…”–John Carlson

  • Myan

    Hope he gets more ice time next game. Great performance all around!

  • R.O’B.

    good thing i had my homemade jersey on

  • Chris Cerullo

    Bylsma giving Orpik some of his shifts made me mad bro

  • brian!

    Just mentally add a comma next time. Zack Parise: Captain, America. Crisis averted!

  • JenniferH

    So proud of Carly!