Didn't really want it to come down to this, and as I said before, I'd have given up a win last Sunday for one this Sunday, but since we have to play them twice, might as well win it!
Go USA BEAT CANADA Pt. 2 Hockey Open Game Thread
It's Miller Time!
"Great Canadians Throughout History"
The thing only had four chapters discussing Wayne Gretzky, Alex Trebec (the world's smartest man), the guy who invented the jean jacket, and the first man to legally marry a moose.
Rumor has it that a new edition will include the LA Kings equipment manager, because he gets to sit so close to Jack Johnson while he tapes his stick.
America, FUCK YEAH!
They took out the guy who invented the jean jacket...
The list of Great Canadians begins and ends with William Shatner.
What are you talking about?!? Austin was British! Oh . . . you meant Mike Myers.
Am I the only one who thinks the "Go Canada Go" cheer has too many syllables? They have to say "Canada" really fast (it sounds more like "Can'da") to make it fit and even then it sounds odd.
They should just say "Can-a-da." Dueling "U-S-A" and "Can-a-da" chants would be awesome.
USA all the way. You think if they're losing in the 3rd period they'll come out with mighty ducks unis on?
against changing jerseys between periods..."
Biggest game in hockey history? Jeremy, you may have been awesome in NHL '94, but no, just no.
Don Cherry is the best Canadian ever!
Don Cherry is freaking awesome.
LELELELEL DOOOOO IIIITTTTT!!!! USA USA USA
But this is wholly necessary:
what happened? canada score?
you guessed right
And went on the power play seconds later. Killed it though.
Watching a sporting event without the TV timeouts.
...but is the US team playing a much less physical game this time out?
I don't think trying to pass and skate with Canada is going to be a great long term strategy for the US.
Hopefully Johnson set the tone for the 2nd period with the late hit there.
Should we put up a liveblog so idiots like me who scheduled their trip back home during the game, and can't watch the game because 45345 million people on the train to Toronto are trying to stream it at the same time?
Also canadian bacon sucks ass.
No! We know enough about the Liveblog Jinx not to risk it.
This one's for Colonel Custer. We're gonna beat them worse than we did the Germans for bombing Pearl Harbor.
Let's even this up now.
Looking kinda bleak now.
is there ever a good time?
But I would have gladly traded these for saves in a game like one we start out 6-0 in the first.
great early whistle there ugh
All the breaks we got last game are taking bad bounces this game. Could be 2-2.
didn't read the revised international play rule book. apparently canada did given crosschecks, elbows and holding are no longer called. oh and goaltender interference. that one didn't make it across the washington border.
Well, we can at least put a scare into the crowd now. Keep Canada on the edge of it's seats.
at least until the NHL season resumes
...he's the only US forward consistently capable of skating with anyone on the Canadian team. Kesler has also looked pretty good in the second period.
Team America-Fuck Yeah!
Pretty big miss for the announcers there, he is leading in points for the Olympics right now.
Go Canada EH!.........Hey America- watch your back
But if we could just get a lucky bounce and tie the game, get the feeling Canada would panic?
And get them to change goalies.
Good series just now. just gotta/gonna knock one through.
That icing, please be big.
good game but hurts to have watched and lose like that. not to mention go 1-1 against the home team and lose it all. we can has aggregate scoring?
I'm hoping we can get another "well, it was at least good we tied them and gave them all they could handle in a valiant loss" post.
I'm a COMPLETE believer in the reverse negative post juju.
OH MY GOD!!!!!!
YES YES YES
Goes the motherfucking Dynamite!!
SSSSCCCCCOOOOORRRREEEEES! I don't believe it!
Goin to OT baby!!!! What a play 6 on 5.
holy shitttt....fuck yes.
i want to learn to skate just well enough to score one goal in my entire adult life and throw myself against the boards in celebration.
I can't imagine being any more excited than Parise must have been there
That was everyone in Canada just crapping themselves a little.
i smelled it just now and man, that canadian bacon does not digest well.
What a game!!!
Thought I was on a delay at first
Same here, I saw someone post about "losing like that," right before the tying goal. I thought it was delayed and the goal was disallowed or that Canada put one in on the back end.
no, i was trying for the jinx
luckily the gods are in our favor
also btw, there's no chance in hell Michigan wins the MNC this year
No matter what the result now, this is one AWESOME hockey game. Don't think there's any doubt left you're looking at #1 and #2, now we'll have to see who is which.
Canada is doing much better this time, and the US let far more second-chances on Miller this time I think, but none of that matters now.
A great game by two great teams and its going to sudden death overtime!
I feel for all the people going "Quack... Quack... Quack..." in mighty duck memories, there has to be some one in Canada going "Honk... Honk... Honk..." in some sort of canadian geese mocking of America.
"Parise dumps it up ice, avoids defenders, dumps back to Malone to Kessler who skates up, BEATS THE GOALIE and passes it to... GOLDBERG?!"
We're still Amurrrickaa!!
Ah! Irregardless makes my eyes cringe.
EDIT: Okay, the odds of posting the same youtube clip at the same time are like 2,573-to-1. Bravo, sir. So, in its place, I offer the Simpsons.
We had a claim to all of the Oregon Territory and just to be nice, gave up half of it to the British. Time to rectify that act of generosity. Vancouver belongs to US!
Win or lose . . . these guys have done America proud.
have proven that if Canada is the best in the world, we are a close second. And also that us beating them a week ago was no fluke.
The things I would give to hear Gus Johnson call this
I love you guys.
love you too
True and true! =)
But I'm not in love with you. My heart currently belongs to someone else. I don't want to reveal my crush's identity, so I'll just refer to this individual as "JMFJ."
"Well, it was at least a great game...it's too bad we couldn't seal the deal in overtime. But they at least didn't get embarrassed, and had Canada worried for awhile there. Silver isn't so bad."
Think that'll work?
Neg if USA wins...I'll sacrifice the points for Gold...
I'm pretty sure Roenick is on Ecstasy.
Pick out another one, Luongo! USA! USA!
my wife dropped the laundry.
my dog dropped a load.
Final Countdown is on. I like it.
man, the studio coverage with mike milbury and JR has just been awful all tournament long. milbury is an idiot who fucked the islanders as GM and is basically a crappy, non-entertaining version of don cherry (w/o the suits). JR can barely go one sentence without misspeaking, and doesnt know what he's talking about half the time.
why can't they get some decent commentators in the studio? bring in mickey redmond, maybe brett hull.
I love the playing of "Final Countdown" over the PA. Nice touch.
Why do commentators and the media keep comparing this game the the Miracle? Nothing alike, other than the US is involved.
30 year anniversary. NBC hyped it going in and they have to remain 'on theme.'
This is a great story, but this isn't the Miracle on Ice team. Nothing is, and probably ever will be.
Sorry, the announcers are bugging me.
Canada looks slow and the fans in attendance are losing their shit. no more 'Louuuuuuuuu' after saves, crowd noise almost non-existent, etc.
when anything less than a gold medal is abject failure.
We're the same way when Olympic basketball is concerned.
Is it only one OT period then a shootout, or do they go OT periods until a score (like NHL playoffs)?
fuckin hell and it had to be crosby
Great game, shit.
The look on Ryan Miller's face said it all.
has to have that. played incredible all of the games but damn man.
Nothing soft there though, straight up 5 hole on the replay, beat Miller clean. Miller played it well.
I have to agree. Just a clutch play from Crosby.
Congrats on the big win, and have fun celebrating. You guys deserve it, but we'll be coming for you in 2014. :)
goddammit, now the media is gonna have an even larger boner for crosby. he's gonna get years of fellatio for this.
The Americans did their country proud.
Arrrrgh, anyone but Crosby!
pretty much the general consensus of everyone I know. Any one but that douche nozzle.
Did he just say that Ryan Miller will be the tournament MVP? Wow, that's surprising, although I don't have a problem with that.
no standout 20 pointer guys, etc.
You're right, I was just surprised that someone from the losing team would still be MVP, but there probably isn't someone obvious on the Canadian team, either.
He should be, he was the best player in the tourney--regardless of who won.
Miller played awesome.
NO MIRACLE TODAY, SORRY DUDES!!!!!!!!!!!
Clarkie from Canada comes back on MGoBlog AFTER Canada wins something, per usual.
Why did it have to be Crosby?
I wanted a shoot-out...
Never trust a Sparty.
was the reason we made the finals to begin with. I'll hate him again next week, but for now, I'm a big Ryan Miller fan.
Isn't "I'm a big Ryan Miller fan" going just a bit too far? Respect his play; enjoy watching him play, represents the USA well, etc.... is about as far as I can go when it comes to Sparty.
Had a lot of people over for that one so sorry I didn't get to enjoy the coverage on here (which would be way better than the NBC feed you all must have to watch). Anyway, it was a good game and Miller almost pulled it off for them. A lucky bounce on the end and nice finish in the 6 on 5. In the overtime it looked like Canada had most of the play and this surprised me a bit.
As an aside, I've been around the whole time. Some might find all the fuck Canada and fuck Crosby analysis offensive. I'll admit it does get old. Stay classy though.
Ah well, was a great game none the less. Congrats Canada, and thanks for hosting a great Winter Olympics.
Gosh I hate Cindy. He really didn't do a lot in the Olympics but will be forever remembered for this.
4 on 4 OT in the Olympics sucks by the way.
I agree. I didn't realize it was 4 on 4 at first, but when I realized it was I thought that it was a advatage for canada.
Well, what a game. I know it's four years away, but after that game, how can the NHL not let it's players go to Russia. Watching games on tape delay or on-line will still be worth it to see games like this.
Plus, even though Olympic hockey isn't like NHL hockey, there wasn't a better advertisement for hockey as a sport than this game today.
I would kick Crosby in the balls but that's making the assumtion that he has any.
Fucking fuck Sydney Crosby in his stupid fucking fuck of a face.
Reminds me of the skinny dude in "O Brother, Where Art Thou".
Nothing pleases me more than seeing Crosby's face EVERY 10 SECONDS after a heart-breaking loss.
Ugh, Shit balls, Fuck. Why did it have to be Crosby? Anyone but Crosby. Dammit!
Not the outcome I'd hoped for, but it was a real good game. USA battled back from a deficit to get to OT.
I hadn't really noticed, but we have a really large number of Ryans on the U.S. team.
Classy by the fans with the cheers for Ryan Miller.
Not really, Canadians always give credit to the other team's goalie whenever their team doesn't dominate. I've watched HNIC on CBC for many years and whenever a Canadian team loses on HNIC they usually always give the #1 star of the game to the other team's goalie. It's their hockey elitist way of saying "You got lucky!"
For their beady little eyes...
But what a downer way to end 2 1/2 weeks of Olympics...
to me to see the fact that Ryan Getzlaf is balding. Not redeeming by any means, but it is awesome.
Nobody is more disgusted with Ryan Miller more than Ryan Miller. Even when he received his medal he had a disgusted look on his face.
I did not like the pause during the medal ceremony when he recieved his medal, I thought this was a team game.
It's hard to think of a bigger douchebag than Cindy Crosby to score that goal there. Pronger would be on the short list though.
Getzlaf. Throw Perry on there too.
There was no mention of Jerome Iginla afterwards. The assist on the game winning goal, a future hall of famer, perhaps the best forward on Canada's team, and no mention.
I think Id rather have a silver medal than cheer for crosby
I was tired of hearing about cindy crosby before this. Now it'll Tebowish.
Crosby rhymes with douche bag
Soft goal too. Miller was outstanding all tournament tho
Is it me, or are hockey players all pretty damn ugly? I mean...not that I look at guys that way...
What would happen if Crosby and Tebow had children???