February 21st, 2010 at 11:11 PM ^

That was an awesome play by Kessler - I thought he had a chance to poke the puck away and waste some more time, but the dive and flick was a great shot. Let's hope the team can keep the momentum going into the medal rounds.


February 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 AM ^

I hate how the Miracle on Ice seems to be the only other hockey game NBC is aware of. It's like they know USA vs Canada and Lake Placid and completely missed the thirty years of hockey in between.

They also seem to have missed the fact that Olympic hockey is now NHLer vs NHLer, not college kids vs Professional USSR All Star Team,


February 21st, 2010 at 11:46 PM ^

He went to CC and OSU but I don't care. He's representing Michigan and that goal might rival Ovechkin's in Phoenix. I'll give Alex the nod since there was a goalie when he made his goal, but damn, Kessler's goal was amazing.


February 21st, 2010 at 11:46 PM ^

God doesn't that just sum up the Ducks this year though? Perry needed to skate his ass off there and authoritatively establish puck possession. I don't particularly like the Ducks but I've got a bunch of their players on my fantasy team.

Oh well, at least this time there is a large silver lining to Perry's apathy. Go USA!


February 22nd, 2010 at 2:48 AM ^

Because 99% of empty net goals are just gimmies.

This one below probably was on par with the difficulty and also during the NHL playoffs, but you can't really match the acrobatic dive to clinch such an emotional game as USA-CAN.

Also, Hextall's goal as was mentioned, was pretty cool:


February 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 AM ^

Kesler played on one of my friend's hockey teams for a couple games during the summer. He played D because "otherwise it wouldn't be fair." It still wasn't fair.