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Team USA Hockey beats Slovakia 2-1

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Ryan Donato watched Jordan Greenway's goal celebration in the first game at the Olympics and starting getting an itch. He wanted to feel that same rush.

He got his wish right away. Twice.

Donato pumped his fist and jumped into the glass after scoring the Americans' opening goal in Friday's game against Slovakia. Joy overflowed again when Donato scored his second of the game that turned out to be the winner as he and his fellow college players led the way in an important 2-1 victory that put the U.S. atop its group heading into weekend play.

College players have been put in substantial roles and have scored three the Americans' four goals, exceeding even the most optimistic expectations. Along with Donato and Greenway, Troy Terry dominated against Slovakia with his speed and showed the kind of spark USA Hockey expected when it trusted such young players on this global stage.

Team USA faces Russia on Saturday night.

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