Here's the moment Slovenia ripped out Team USA's heart in OT

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United States of America goalie Ryan Zapolski was not at fault as the US defensive ranks broke down around him.

For 40 minutes things went swimmingly for the star-less US men's hockey team in its Olympic opener against Slovenia.

US coach Tony Granato showed a lot of trust in Greenway by having him center the top line with Ryan Stoa and captain Brian Gionta on his wings.

The two games featuring American teams are packed on to a schedule that features five games with a wide array of storylines.

All is not lost for the Americans as all 12 Olympic teams advance to the knockout round. It would turn out to be the game-winning goal, sending Slovakia to the top of Group B. Even though the USA holds an 11-4 shot total, Slovenia skated with them much of the period and, lest we forget, this one could be tied right now. "We've got a terrific group and we'll be ready to play Slovakia".

Canada and the US are so far superior to the rest of the world, their rivalry so heated, that former Team Canada standout Cassie Campbell-Pascall could hardly be accused of exaggerating when she told the Orange County Register in Sochi: "This is the best rivalry in Olympic sport". Team USA had to kill off a two-minute penalty with less than 10 minutes left.

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This time, the pass made it through, and Mursak beat Zapolski on the stick side, to win the game.

Philadelphia has been the pinnacle for recent underdog success stories, and a trio of locals are hoping to keep that mentality going for Team USA in a year in which no National Hockey League players will be participating in the games.

In Sochi, the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team also played Slovenia during the preliminary rounds, and Team USA won 5-1. The Slovenians were clearly overmatched in the first period - when they only mustered three shots - as the Americans stormed to a strong start. Ryan Donato also assisted on the play. Brian O'Neill and Bobby Sanguinetti were credited with the assists on Greenway's goal.

Ryan Zapolski stopped 22 of the 25 shots he faced in net for the USA, while Kroselj allowed two goals on 36 shots for Slovenia.

Forward Garret Roe made a nifty pass from behind the net to set up Brian O'Neil at 14:44 of the opening period to give U.S. a 1-0 lead. James Wisniewski goes off for high-sticking and we're four aside. Here are the full starting lineups.

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