Both Sid and Evgeni had good games in their team's respective games in the qualifying round.
Malkin had an assist as the Russians beat Ukraine, 6-0. This was a 1-0 game until the third period.
Crosby had a goal and an assist in the first period, as Canada destroyed Latvia 11-0.
The US is playing right now against Finland, and it is scoreless after one period.
The cream of the crop continues to be Canada and Russia, by far. That's really nice for the Pens, because the best Canadien player and one of the best Russian players are both in the organization.