Islanders and United States goaltender Rick DiPietro got his first Olympic win in his first Olympic start as the USA defeated Kazakhstan 4-1 on Thursday. DiPietro made 11 saves on just 12 shots, while Jason Blake and Mark Parrish were scoreless. The only thing that stood in between DP and the shutout was a third period power play goal by Kazakhstan.
Earlier in the day, Islanders captain Alexei Yashin recorded his first point of the Olympics as he notched an assist in Russia's 5-0 victory over Sweden. In other action, Miroslav Satan was scoreless in the Slovakian's 6-3 victory over Latvia.
After two days, the United States sits in second place in Group B with a 1-0-1 record and three points. The American's next game is on Saturday when they faceoff against Satan and Slovakians.
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