By Mandi Bierly
February 21, 2010 at 02:00 PM EST

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, wanted to find out what music is inspiring U.S. athletes. With the men’s hockey team facing off against Canada tonight (MSNBC, 7 p.m. ET pre-show, 7:40 p.m. puck drop), it seemed like a good time to check in with Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, who tells us he listens to five songs before every game:

1. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly: “I like the way this song gives you energy. It’s a classic.”

2. “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora: “It’s all in the beat.”

3. “Bed Rock” by Young Money: “I like the diversity of the song, so many different singers.”

4. “Sing for the Moment” by Eminem: “This song makes you take every moment and make the most of it.”

5. “Fluxland” by XL: “Great techno tune. It really pumps you up. It’s got good vibes.”


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