I'm knocking off work early. The US has a mountain to climb- Finland's no gimme and Canada awaits. I'm anticipating child-like enthusiasm in a couple hours, or maybe something akin to Flounder's "this is great!!".
US 3-1 today.
Last I checked Canada still has a game to play today.
my assumption is they roll tonight. Big.
I think America beats the Fins.
flog those dolphins.
I'm not gonna lie, I'm scared of this game. I actually think the Finns are gonna win, but I hope to god that they don't. I wanna see Canada and the US win and a rematch for the gold.
US wins with 2 late goals in the last 5 minutes
i thought team USA plays Iceland? i hope we dont get called for "roping".
We recruited a black kid from the streets of L.A. who has this crazy shot that no goalie can stop
If both Canada and US win today, they will play for gold & silver. Then Finland and Slovakia will play for bronze. It is possible that the mens hockey could have the exact same standings that the womens hockey finised with. Canada-gold, US-silver, & Finland-bronze.
I hope that US wins and we can take the gold.
2-1 US today.
Finns have looked good, and their defense has been all but stellar. Only four goals allowed in four games.
Who do they go with in goal? Backstrom had a shutout in his only game, and Kiprusoff's let up only 3 in 4 games. Then again, some kid named Miller has a shutout too, and the best goals against in the tourney.
I'm with the rest of you... low-scoring contest with both goalies on their heads. Maybe Kane finally has his breakout game and that's the difference-- he's been among our best players despite not showing up in the box score.
I'm pissed I'm not going to be able to watch much of it - I'm traveling home now.
Anyway, I think it'll be 3-1 USA, with an empty net goal.
THEN WE RUIN THE ENTIRE OLYMPICS FOR THE CANUCKS!!!!!
USA, USA, USA, USA
USA will win gold, so obviously they win today.
They are going to be Finnished!
I will always +1 any pun. The cornier the better.
this game is getting nordiculous!
I was at the Sweden vs Finland game last Sunday. The Fins look very beatable because they get their shots on net but seem to have trouble "finnishing". Also, their defense looked like it had holes in it but then again they were facing half of the Red Wings in that game.
they are a skilled and disciplined team. Selanne looks like he is 25 again. The Finn goalies are both walls.
If US wins it will be by a goal.
Prediction - US 2-1
The Fins have played good defense, but they haven't shown enough offense to compliment it. I think our defense and brick wall holds and we're able to capitalize on a couple of great chances (AKA, Rafalski has the puck) to take a 2 goal lead and then ice it with the empty netter at the end.
but I have an unsettling feeling that this is going to be a close game, decided by a somewhat fluky play.
who schedules lunch meetings during the olympics, anyway?
I guess the only fluky play was that missed extra point.
Does the President christen the oval office on inaguration night? I don't know either, but I sure hope so!
Well, there's your fluky play - USA up 1-0 4 minutes in.
i say we take an early 4 goal lead
This guy has been coming up big in the past two games.
U ruined it now i cant edit to say that we will take an early 6 goal lead
First Canada-Russia and now this. The gold medal game will be interesting.
I left the office late. Had to stop for a 12 of fine Canadian lager. 1-0. Started texting with a buddy, he said you have to drink 1 for every goal they're up when you get home. Just pulled into the driveway, and I'm a 6 pack behind.
Gonna be ugly at my house in the next 20 minutes.
So much for any prediction ever on this game. Holy hell.
and predict a US victory. I'm at work, every time I check, the score climbs. Wow!
for the 1st. period then, well. When is game gonna end.