By Steve Dellar   |  02-14-2018   News
Photo credit: Credit - Twitter @USAHockey

We know one topic of conversation will not be left out of the First’s Couple’s Valentine’s day dinner as Melania’s native Slovenia beat President Trump’s USA in overtime in the opening game of the Olympic’s ice-hockey tournament.

With 1:37 remaining in the third period, Slovenia had knotted the game at two.

But then Jan Mursak, to the devastation of the US fans scored the game-winner in overtime.

Mr Mursak said afterwards: "Once we scored the first goal, we really started to fly on the ice. It's great, but we need to start looking forward to our next game versus Slovakia."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamUSA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamUSA</a> falls to Slovenia in overtime. <a href="https://t.co/DLLAtjGGRW">pic.twitter.com/DLLAtjGGRW</a></p>&mdash; U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamUSA/status/963780091573690370?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Slovenia’s goalie Ryan Zapolski was crucial for the team as he made 22 saves while the United States failed to protect a two-goal lead in the final period.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hard Dick Hockey, baby. That&#39;s what USA does. <br><br>The Real Deal O&#39;Neill makes it 1-0 Freedom heading into the first intermission. Full USA vs Slovenia Live Blog updates here: <a href="https://t.co/r90g3RVnTX">https://t.co/r90g3RVnTX</a> <a href="https://t.co/YY1MXQmyri">pic.twitter.com/YY1MXQmyri</a></p>&mdash; Jordie 🔵 (@BarstoolJordie) <a href="https://twitter.com/BarstoolJordie/status/963756802545463296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Jordan Greenway, the first African American to play for the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team: “It was exciting to get my first, but it would have been much better to get a win tonight.”

There was surprising news from the other side of the tournament roster as well as favorite Russia lost to Slovakia.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tournament favorite Russia loses opener to Slovakia. USA loses to Slovenia. That&#39;s all you need to know about the men&#39;s Olympic hockey tournament this year. Sure looks like a wide-open tournament!</p>&mdash; Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) <a href="https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/963782525821730816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/sports/local-sports/team-usa-blows-3rd-period-lead-falls-in-ot/973425529

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