Team USA must learn quickly — or shocking loss to Slovenia in Olympic opener won't be its last

Kevin Allen

 |  USA TODAY Sports

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — U.S. men’s hockey coach Tony Granato’s mission now is to prevent the devastation of one loss creating another.

He made that clear after Slovenia stunned the Americans by coming from behind to win 3-2 on a goal 38 seconds into overtime by former Detroit Red Wings player Jan Mursak. It was Mursak who tied the game with 1:37 left in regulation.

“(If) you drag this out and think about it for the next 36 hours, we’re not going to be ready to play in a couple days,” Granato said. “This one’s over and done with. And…

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