Team Canada beat Team USA 3-2 on an overtime goal by Sidney Crosby.
A shame for Team USA, which outplayed expectations, beating Canada in the early rounds and arriving undefeated in the gold medal game.
Itâ€™s a rather odd tournament structure for an undefeated team to face a rematch in the championship game against a team it beat along the way and then play a single-elimination showdown. Thereâ€™s not much incentive to win the first game if the two teams contend as equals in the finals.
Still, Canada had to fight their way to the game the hard way, beating the Russians along the way. Itâ€™s probable that the better team won. And they were at home, to boot.
Team USA fought back after being down 2-0, scoring the tying game with an empty net with just seconds to go. Stellar stuff and, certainly, nothing to be ashamed of against a favored team with more veteran talent playing in front of its home crowd. Let alone with the winning shot made by a man widely considered the best hockey player in the world.
Still, being 1-1 against Canada in the tourney and finishing in second place behind Canada is rather hollow. Obviously, youâ€™d much rather have lost the first one and won the second.
Ah, well. Back to not caring about hockey for another four years.
- USA Takes Bronze at World Junior Ice Hockey Championship
- Canadian Parliament Questions Hockey Canada
- NHL Faces CBC Anger Over NBC
- U.S. Team Waits to Learn Fate in WBC
- NFL Quarterbacking Not Easy as it Looks
- Hawaii stays perfect, downs Washington 35-28
- Quinnipiac wins longest hockey game in NCAA history
- Dallas Stars- Sean Avery won’t return
- Duck Hunter- Chicago beats Anaheim 4-2
- Finland Eliminates Americans in Hockey
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
Comments are Closed