The group stage is over, and the early results are in.
There are plenty of games to come—all with the threat of elimination—and many capable players all ready to make their mark at the Sochi Winter Games. But some have already done that.
Phil Kessel, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson and T.J. Oshie are among those who have made a lasting impression while leading their teams straight to the quarterfinals.
Read on for a look at the most likely MVP candidates so far and their odds of earning that honor.