- Olympic Zone
Roundup: Men's and women's hockey, curling
Embedded video_content_type: USA vs Slovenia, Davis and White short dance
SOCHI, Russia (WOOD) -- Team USA continued its hockey hot streak Sunday with an easy 5-1 win over Slovenia.
Phil Kessel scored a hat trick and Ryan Miller stood all in the net, giving the Americans an automatic berth in the quarterfinals.
"I think this is what we've earned. This is what we've wanted to do for ourselves -- put ourselves in a situation where we can move on and we don't have to go through that qualifying round," Kevin Shattenkirk, a defenseman with the St. Louis Blues, said.
Meanwhile, overtime is becoming a habit with the home team. Slovakia gave the Russians all they could handle in regulation play Sunday, but Russia pulled a win out of another shootout to clinch second place in the group.
The U.S. women's hockey team spent Sunday preparing for its semifinal matchup on Monday.
"This is a big game for us and it's a big game for everybody tomorrow, so we are just going to stay on the moment and do our best tomorrow," Head Coach Katey Stone said.
Team USA will play Team Sweden, which upset women's powerhouse Finland Saturday.
In ice dancing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White -- who train in Canton, go to the University of Michigan and are representing the US -- took the lead in the Olympic ice dancing competition, beating out their Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir with the highest short dance score ever recorded.
And there was another tough loss for the US women's curling team, meaning their Olympic experience is coming to an end.
"We have our last game, matchup, tomorrow against Korea. So our goal is to just go out and finish strong with a W," curler Jessica Shultz zsaid.
The US men's curlers also lost twice Sunday, eliminating them from playoff contention.