Join the conversation on social media with Capitals Pulse as you watch John Carlson and the United States battle Slovakia, and Alex Ovechkin and Russia take on Slovenia.
Team USA hockey has been up and down over the course of its recent history in the Olympics, but in Sochi they "expect to win." More here.
Capitals wing Martin Erat had a rough afternoon with a delayed call penalty in the first that set up a goal and a nasty hit in the third period.
Nicklas Backstrom notched an assist in the second period on Sweden’s fourth goal in what ended up a 4-2 victory for the favorites.