Backes Scores As U.S. Hockey Wins Opener

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes scored a goal and forward T.J. Oshie had two assists as Team USA won its Olympic opener, beating Slovakia 7-1. Backes scored his goal on Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak in a six-goal second period for the US. Blues defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk also had an assist in the win. Halak had 20 saves on 25 U.S. shots.