Photos: Blackhawks kicking off Olympic action in Sochi
Patrick Kane takes the ice for Team USA
Kane and the rest of Team USA played their first game of the 2014 Winter Olympics, tallying a 7-1 victory over Slovakia.
Getting on the board
Kane tallied two assists (goals by Ryan Kesler and Dustin Brown) in Team USA's win on Thursday.
Addressing the media
Kane, Ryan Suter and Dustin Brown spoke at a press conference prior to Team USA's game.
Toews, Team Canada kick things off
Jonathan Toews joined a couple of his Chicago teammates as Team Canada played their first game of the Olympics. They went on to record a 3-1 win over Norway.
Captain Serious is all smiles before his team's game on the big stage.
Battling on the boards
Duncan Keith battles with Mats Zuccarello in Team Canada's 3-1 victory over Norway.
Time to celebrate
Keith and Sidney Crosby congratulate Shea Weber on his goal.
Warming up for Olympic debut
Patrick Sharp preparing in Sochi for Team Canada's opening game.
Falling to Team Sweden
Michal Rozsival battles with Alex Steen, but the Czech Republic couldn't hang on in a 4-2 loss.
Defending the goal
Niklas Hjalmarsson and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist defend Patrik Elias' shot in Team Sweden's 4-2 victory.
Sweden battles Czech Republic
Marcus Kruger skates down the ice during Sweden's 4-2 victory over the Czech Republic.