US up early 1-0 (Malone) after a horrible mistake by Kippersoff.
OT-US vs Finland
that was a gift from kipper.
Not to sound greedy but i would not mind another gift from him.
2-0 US still very early.
Very nice PP goal for the 2-0 lead.
The US is really controling all aspects of the game already, especially the speed of the game. Fins are not helping themselves with these penalties.
This is amazing. I would not be surprised to see Kipper pulled at the intermission or sooner.
We're looking like the Canadians!!
do you pull kipper
The US is up 4-0 in the first 10 minutes of the game. They just said Kipper is pulling himself.
Just not Kipper's day.
wow kipper has to be done
This is Canada vs. Russia all over again. 4-0 USA!
Is Kipper on drugs?
The Finnish team has looked god awful.
What is Kiprusoff doing out there? He's just flopping all over the place. Or was, I should say, before he took himself out.
It looks like a win is likely. The Canadian Women benefited from a tough semifinal when the US got an easy win over Sweden (not even competitive). I hope this helps momentum and is not a disservice for the gold medal game. With that said. Yes!!!! 4-0
too strong of a word?
"Onslaught" has been upgraded to "shit-canning."
Dang it. I'm DVR-ing the game while at work, this thread has spoilers, and in retrospect I have no idea what I thought I was expecting to see here...
In summary, I'm an idiot and American hockey is awesome.
Don't worry, unless something really crazy happens (by which I mean way crazier than what has already occurred), you only missed about 5 minutes of tension when the game was still up for grabs (that might be an exageration, except that I think it was 4-0 after 10 minutes).
Still at work... can't check it out yet. Their game is solid D-- If we get three it might be enough to beat them.
Sweet avatar 6-0
OH NO!!! Not a Frinrand!!!!!
Somebody better call Norway. They were pretty close.
They we go Kane, finally get a Blackhawk to score!
Oh God. Bets on 10?
EDIT: Now 6-0.
right now pretty good
Now the big question does the US continue doing what they are doing or due they back off and play a defensive game. I would keep playing the same pace, get the offense really clicking.
Never mind Kane just answered my question 5-0 USA.
6-0 holy cow
I was worried about this game before it started. Wow, they just scored as I was typing. This is crazy.
I just feel bad for the Fins now.
6-0 wow holy shit shocked in a good way
10 goals in the 1st period...
The Fins have given up.
USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!!!
Wow the Finns are playing terrible.
Could you imagine doing a "GOAL COUNT!!!" during this game?
Holy shit. I get outta work at 4, planned on coming home to something competitive? Haha unreal
Its just getting embarrassing out there
for teemu selanne, odds are this is his last olympics and his team is getting jail sexed...
The fins still have the bronze medal game which I hope they win vs canada. Nothing would be better then the candians not medaling at all
No matter what happens, Finland will get a shot at a medal. I doubt that their goaltending will continue to be as bad as it was early today for the rest of the tournament.
Go USA and Go Slovokia
No Go Canada I want us to face them in the final game it would make it so much better than if we had to play Slovakia
No go Slovokia. Canada not medaling at all would be awesome
Do you really think that the way Finland has been playing they would even have a chance against Canada? They have an even better offense than us.
Do you think that the Fins goaltending is going to lay an egg two games in a row? 1. anything can happen. If you woulda told me that USA would be up 6-0 12 minutes into the game, I woulda said bullshit. Would it be tuff for the fins? yes, but it wouldn't surpise me if they beat canada. Finland isn't just a bunch of hacks.
I think I may have pissed off a canadian
I'd rather a) beat as many different teams as possible and b) not have to face a very strong Canadian team again.
I say it would be better if we beat Canada again to prove that the first win wasnt just some luck that we had. Everyone knows canada is favored to win gold but if we beat them two times doesnt that really prove that we were better. This is just my personal opinion tho
This reminds me of wings and avalanche game 7, I believe Patrick Roy’s last game.
An honest thanks for the reminder, that was decidedly one of the most fun games ever.
Roy didn't retire after that game. He went another year or two.
I always thought it was ironic that a blowout game like that against the Wings caused him to demand the trade out of Montreal, and then the Wings blew him out again in that Game 7.
If they don't come out firing shots on net, and forechecking, they're fucked.
Glad you guys are posting updates since I'm at work and can't look at the sports blogs or watch the game.
I feel bad for the Swiss. Get put in a group with USA and Canada, play close against us and take Canada to a shootout, and their reward is playing us again in the quarterfinals. I'd like their chances against the Finns for the bronze if they didn't have such a crappy draw.
Apparently the US plays better when I don't watch. They haven't scored since I tuned in.
But the truth in that statement is rather depressing.
What time is the final this weekend?
Fins = football team in Miami
Finns = people from Finland
Especially when Ryan Miller is no longer protecting the nuts.
Wait, did I just call Miller a jockstrap?
He may be a Spartan, but I'm very appreciative of how well he's played for team USA during the Olympics.
they got one
6-1 with the Miettinen goal
Jack Johnson getting some love from the announcers though. Nothing you can do about that deflection if you're Thomas.