Team USA destroyed Slovakia 7-1 this morning in its opening game in Sochi, doing the most damage in the second period. John Carlson started off the scoring at 14:27 in the first period and then the Americans unloaded for six goals in the second.

Peter Budaj replaced Jaroslav Halak in goal in the second after Paul Stastny's second goal of the game made it 5-1. 50 seconds later Phil Kessel welcomed Budaj into the game and 57 seconds after that, Dustin Brown followed up to make it 7-1.

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