Olympic Hockey: Crosby Clinches Gold For Canada

Canada’s assistant captain Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) had been rather quiet in the Olympic tournament, and through three periods, hadn’t recorded a point in the gold medal game. Crosby finally struck in overtime, scoring the game-winning goal to defeat the U.S., 3-2, and clinch the gold medal. Crosby scored the game-winner 2:20 into the extra […]

Olympic Hockey: Canada, US Battle For Gold

  The Matchup: Team USA (5-0-0-0) faces off against Team Canada (4-1-1-0). This is the second meeting between the two teams in the Olympic tournament. The Last Team USA Game: The U.S. scored six goals in the opening 12:46 to defeat Finland, 6-1, in their semifinal matchup Friday afternoon. Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) scored two […]

Olympic Hockey: Team USA Scores Six Goals In First Period, Defeats Finland, 6-1

Team USA’s last Olympic medal on foreign soil since came in 1972, when they won silver in Sapporo, Japan. In their semifinal game against Finland, it took the team 12:46 to guarantee they end that streak. Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) scored two goals in the first period to lead Team USA to victory, 6-1, over […]

Olympic Hockey: Finland and USA Play For A Shot At Gold

The Matchup: Team USA (4-0-0-0) faces off against Team Finland (3-0-0-1). This is the first meeting of the two teams in the Olympics. The Last Team USA Game: On Wednesday, Team USA faced off against Switzerland in the quarterfinal round. The teams were scoreless in the third period until Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils) broke […]

Olympic Update: Four Teams Move Into Semifinal Round

Four teams moved on to the semifinals tonight. Here’s a recap of the games: ******************** Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils) tallied two goals in the third period as Team USA defeated Switzerland, 2-0, to move into the semifinal round of the Olympic tournament yesterday in Vancouver. Parise broke a scoreless tie 2:08 into the third […]

Olympic Hockey: Miller, Rafalski Lead Upset of Canada, 5-3

  Thirty years ago, the United States cemented their place in hockey lore with an incredible win over the Soviet Union. While tonight’s victory doesn’t hold the magnitude of the “Miracle On Ice,” Team USA pulled off another upset, defeating Team Canada, 5-3, for the first time in 50 years.   Team U.S.A. celebrates their […]

Olympic Hockey: Battle of North America

The Matchup: Team USA (2-0-0-0) will take on Team Canada (1-0-1-0). This is the first meeting between the two teams in the Vancouver Olympics. It will be the final game for both teams in the preliminary round. The Last Team USA Game: The Americans carried a slim, two-goal lead into the third period against Norway […]

Olympics Update: Czech Republic Defeats Slovakia, 3-1; Four Devils In Action Tonight

Patrik Elias, the last Devil to make his debut in the Olympics, led the Czech Republic to victory of Slovakia, 3-1, last night in Vancouver. Elias scored the first goal for the Czechs on a deflection off of his glove. The Czech captain finished with three shots on net. Jaromir Jagr and Tomas Plekanec (Montreal […]

It’s Time For Olympics Hockey and Olympics Rest

Since we are at the Olympic break and things will get a little quiet around here for the next 2 weeks, I thought this would be the perfect time to write some posts that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. As a side note, Bloguin has a special Olympics Hockey blog up at […]