Hockey

Friday Feb. 7, 2014 10:42

Hockey players with NHL, Olympic connections

Here are a few friends turned foes, and vice versa, to watch out for at the Games.

  • Patrice Bergeron, left, and Sidney Crosby
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    Patrice Bergeron, left, and Sidney Crosby: The Boston Bruins forward and Pittsburgh Penguins sniper have long been NHL rivals, but will suit up beside each other for Team Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Getty Images/CBCSports.ca)

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  • Carey Price and Roberto Luongo
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    Carey Price, left, and Roberto Luongo: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price may have the latest bragging rights as his Habs took down Roberto Luongo's Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday night, but the battle to start for Team Canada is still ongoing. (Getty Images/CBCSports.ca)

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  • Dustin Brown and Ryan Kesler in action
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    Dustin Brown, left, and Ryan Kesler: ​Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown is fifth in the NHL in hits (187), but Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler won't have to worry about that as the two will be teaming up for the U.S. at the Sochi Games. (Getty Images/CBCSports.ca)

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  • Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith
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    Patrick Kane, left, and Duncan Keith: ​These two Chicago Blackhawks teammates have combined for two Stanley Cup titles (2010, 2013), but will be pitted against each other in Sochi as Kane will represent the Americans, while Keith will man the blue-line for Team Canada. (Getty Images/CBCSports.ca).

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  • Mark Streit and Roman Josi
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    Mark Streit, left, and Roman Josi: Veteran Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Mark Streit is playing for his third NHL team (Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders). Roman Josi is in his third NHL season, all with the Nashville Predators. (CBCSports.ca/Getty Images)

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  • Ladislav Smid and Ales Hemsky
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    Ladislav Smid, left, and Ales Hemsky: ​Ladislav Smid and Ales Hemsky are well acquainted from Smid's days with the Edmonton Oilers. The pair spent over seven seasons as NHL teammates. (Getty Images/CBCSports.ca)

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  • Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk
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    Alex Ovechkin, left, and Ilya Kovalchuk: Russian snipers Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk have combined for 828 career NHL goals, and will put their talents on display in Sochi. (Getty Images/Associated Press/CBCSports.ca)

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  • Patrice Bergeron, left, and Sidney Crosby
  • Carey Price and Roberto Luongo
  • Dustin Brown and Ryan Kesler in action
  • Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith
  • Mark Streit and Roman Josi
  • Ladislav Smid and Ales Hemsky
  • Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk

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