U.S. men's hockey team crashes out of Winter Olympics
The top-seeded American hockey team is out of Beijing Winter Olympics medal contention after losing 3-2 to Slovakia in a shootout on Wednesday.
Details: The Americans came from behind in the second period to lead 2-1, but Slovakia's Marek Hrivik scored with 43.7 seconds left in regulation to force the game into overtime at Beijing's National Indoor Stadium.
- No one scored in the 10-minute extra period and only one player converted his attempt in the shootout, Slovakia’s Peter Cehlarik.
Between the lines: NHL players are not taking part in the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also didn't play in the 2018 Games.
Flashback: The U.S. also failed to make the Olympic semifinals four years ago.
What's next: The U.S. women's hockey team plays Canada's for the gold medal at 11pm ET on Wednesday.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.