PHOTOS: USA Beats Slovakia 7-1
Higjhlights of the USA Men's Hockey Team's debut game at the Sochi Olympics
 
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Slovakia goaltender Jaroslav Halak blocks USA forward Max Pacioretty's shot at the goal during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
 
Are the Sabres now a legitimate playoff contender for next season?
  Yes. They may not make it but they'll be in the race all season.
  No, not yet. They still need a defenseman and another good winger.
 
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