To me, Ducks' goalie Jones Hiller, who has been very sharp this month, is the key for a Swiss team that isn't exactly an offensive powerhouse and which sports a young D.  If USA's forechecking forces some turnovers and scores a power play goal or two, this should put the Americans in the win column in this round, which is for seeding purposes.

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              My pal John Dellapina, the ex-Newser now with the NHL public-relations staff, has jumped into nhl.com's coverage from Vancouver and reports that NYR leading Marian Gaborik will miss at least one, and possibly two games for Slovakia as he recovers from that gash on the right thigh suffered last week in the practice collision with Henrik Lundqvist.   

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