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On Golden Ponds: Kessel Siblings Leading Olympics Scoring

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    On Golden Ponds: Kessel Siblings Leading Olympics Scoring
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    Phil Kessel #81 of the United States celebrates with Joe Pavelski #8 of the United States after scoring his second goal in the first period against Slovenia, both assisted by Pavelski, during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

    A quick check of the leading scorers in Olympic hockey shows Team USA's Kessel at the top.

    Doesn't matter if you're looking at the men's or women's stats, actually. There's a Kessel at the top of both.

    Phil Kessel leads all men's players with seven points (four goals) in three games.

    His sister, Amanda, was the top scorer on the women's side -- albeit a five-way tie -- with six points (three goals) in four games.

    Not too shabby for the kids from Madison, Wisc.

    Amanda, the younger Kessel by four years, had a goal and an assist Monday in her team's blowout win of Sweden in the semifinals.

    Phil, meanwhile, has been impressing everyone with his play through the opening three games on the men's side. Coach Dan Bylsma has watched the 27-year-old the past couple of seasons when his Penguins played the Toronto Maple Leafs, so he knows what to expect of the speedy winger.

    "Playing against Phil over the past few years, the speed and the shot of the player is elite," Bylsma said. "And the speed that he can accelerate down the ice when he can put teams in trouble with that speed and finish it up wth the shot that he has, that's one of the most dangerous weapons out there."

    TJ Oshie, The Day After

    So what was T.J. Oshie like the day after scoring the game-winning shootout goal against Team Russia?

    First off, Bylsma said he had a message for him after that game:

    "I jokingly said, 'You're going to have to play again tomorrow.' "

    Bylsma then went on to say he was once again a spark for the team in Sunday's game against Slovenia, especially in the second period.

    "Day 1 was not bad," Bylsma said with a smile. "It was a good response from him."

    JR's Problems

    And finally, we'll end with an amusing tweet from NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick, who hasn't played an NHL game since April 27, 2009.