Team-by-team breakdown (U.S.)

Updated: February 10, 2014, 1:37 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The Americans will take the ice in Sochi trying to prove that their run to the silver medal in Vancouver was not a fluke. In an effort to adapt to the bigger ice surface, the Americans have gone to a younger, more skilled defensive corps, but they'll return with a battle-tested forward unit and they still boast the best one-two goalie punch in the tournament.

Five things to watch

1. Let's start in goal, where Jonathan Quick's play early in the season, coupled with ...

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