Hockey News: Crosby Criticisms; Canada vs USA for Gold

Teemu Selanne apparently accused Sidney Crosby, who has never been called for a diving penalty, of taking a dive in their round robin game. Not happy about a call that led to a goal against? That’s surprising. [Fansided]

Crosby has taken his fair share of criticism this Olympics. He has two assists through three games, all of which Canada won. []

Some people are coming to Sid’s defense, however. [Sportsnet]

He certainly isn’t the only NHL star who hasn’t been lighting it up. [Pensburgh]

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Alex Ovechkin letting his country down? [Toronto Sun]

It will be Canada vs. the USA for gold on the women’s side. [Globe and Mail]

Does anyone have the upper hand? [Yahoo Sports]

Leave women’s hockey alone. [Toronto Star]

How serious is Henrik Zetterberg’s back injury? [Undisclosed Injury]

Team Sweden and the Rangers received a scare when Henrik Lundqvist got hurt at practice. [NY Daily News]

New third sweater ca. 2015?

What really happened with hockey? [Sutchy Rants]

Hockey talent runs in the Kessel family. [SI]

Tomas Kopecky will likely miss the remainder of the Olympics. []

Alexsander Barkov is also out for the rest of the tournament. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

And finally, here are the matchups for the knockout round of the men’s hockey side. [Global News]