After what many called a miraculous win against Team Canada, Team USA has continued its Cinderella story performance in the 2010 Winter Olympics. In today's men's hockey game of USA vs. Finland, the United States won almost too easily. The USA vs Finland 2010 Olympics game featured an impressive six goals scored by the Americans in just the first period for the rout of Team Finland. The final score, 6-1 in favor of Team USA. Patrick Kane scored 2 in the win, while Zach Parise, Paul Statsny, Erik Johnson and Ryan Malone each added a goal as well. Antti Miettinen scored one goal in Finland's losing effort. The USA Finland hockey game outcome produced chants of "We want Canada" after the win.
With today's big victory, Team USA improves their Winter games record to 5-0, and now heads into the gold medal game on Sunday. They will face either Slovakia or Team Canada, the team they upset about a week ago to start this momentum. The last time the US captured gold was back in 1980. That event is now known as the famous "Miracle on Ice" which took place in Lake Placid, New York. However, Canada defeated Team USA in 2002 for the gold medal when the games took place in Utah.
While the United States is guaranteed at least a silver medal, Finland will play for the bronze, facing the loser of Canada vs. Slovakia on Saturday. Team USA will await the winner for a game scheduled to start at 12:15 PM on NBC Sunday. As for today's USA vs Finlay hockey 2010 game you can watch highlights of today's game, or the full recap at NBCOlmypics.com.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Posted by news update at 1:21 AM