2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, USA 5 – Feb 21, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV

By , February 20, 2010 12:41 pm
GDT - Canada vs. USA - 2010 Olympic Hockey
CAN Canada 3 FINAL USA USA 5
Preliminary Round Game 3
Date: Feb 21 @ 5:40 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 1-1-0-0
USA: 2-0-0-0

PRE-GAME RANT


Well here it is, the game we’ve been waiting for. No, not the gold, but who doesn’t love a good old battle between the US and Canada? This should be Canada’s toughest battle of this Olympics so far, having easily walked over Norway in the first game. The second game probably didn’t go as anyone had planned. It was a win, but Canada struggled to put the puck in the net behind Hiller. Despite outshooting the Swiss by a 2-to-1 ratio, Canada needed extra time and the shootout to lock the win (3-2). Sidney Crosby was the lone goal scorer in the shootout (on his second attempt – after the first 3 shooters for each team, there is no limitation on the number of times a single player can shoot), and Brodeur sealed the win by whipping the glove out on a great save on a shot by Martin Plüss.

TEAM CANADA ROSTER

TEAM CANADA ROSTER
Goalies
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks/NHL),Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL)
Defence
Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers/NHL), Brent Seabrook (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL), Shea Weber (Nashville Predators/NHL)
Forwards
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins/NHL), Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Dany Heatley (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Jarome Iginla (Calgary Flames/NHL), Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Brenden Morrow (Dallas Stars/NHL), Rick Nash (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Mike Richards (Philadelphia Flyers/NHL), Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL), Joe Thornton (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL)

TEAM USA ROSTER

TEAM USA ROSTER
Goalies
Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres/NHL), Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins/NHL), Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings/NHL)
Defence
Brian Rafalski (Detroit Red Wings/NHL), Ryan Suter (Nashville Predators/NHL), Paul Martin (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Jack Johnson (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Erik Johnson (St. Louis Blues/NHL), Brooks Orpik (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL), Mike Komisarek (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL), Ryan Whitney (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL), Tim Gleason (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL)
Forwards
Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Phil Kessel (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL), Jamie Langenbrunner (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Paul Stastny (Colorado Avalanche/NHL), Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Bobby Ryan (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Ryan Malone (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL), Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks/NHL), Ryan Callahan (New York Rangers/NHL), Chris Drury (New York Rangers/NHL), David Backes (St. Louis Blues/NHL)

SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD SCORING
USA USA – 0:41 – Rafalski from Suter
A shot from the point changes direction in front of Brodeur off of Crosby, and goes in the net.
CAN CAN – 8:53 – Staal from Seabrook, Toews
A wrister from the point by Seabrook is tipped by Staal in the slot below Miller’s glove.
USA USA – 9:15 – Rafalaski
Brodeur baseball bats a dump in out of mid air and right to Rafalski at the blue line. Rafalaski skates into the high slot and beats Brodeur with a low wrist shot.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 3:32 – Heatley from Toews, Weber
Toews protects the puck behind the goal and carries it out front. He throws a blind shot on Miller that is saved. Heatley bangs the rebound in from the side of the net.
USA USA – 16:46 – Drury from Ryan, Backes
With Brodeur scrambling in his net, the puck slips into the slot area where Drury is there to put it away
3RD PERIOD SCORING
USA USA – 7:09 – Langenbrunner (PP) from Rafalski, Suter
Rafalski receives a puck on a platter from Suter at the top of the faceoff circle. He one times it through traffic, and Langenbrunner tips it through Brodeur’s legs.
CAN CAN – 16:51 – Crosby (PP) from Nash, Keith
With the PP almost over, Nash gets it at the goal line and throws it to Crosby who is there on the doorstep to tip it by Miller.
USA USA – 19:16 – Kesler (EN) from Parise
With Brodeur pulled, the Americans dump the puck into the Canadian zone. Perry is the lone man back and he half-asses it into the zone. Kesler comes in behind him and dives around him, and swings at the puck with one hand, knocking it in the net.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
CAN CAN 19 12 14 45
USA USA 6 13 3 22

POST-GAME SUMMARY


Well, the Canadians battled pretty hard tonight. The story of the game tonight was Ryan Miller who was phenomenal for the Americans. The Canadians also took a string of penalties to hinder their ability to make a comeback.

The Canadians now have a tough road ahead of them. They will face Germany on Tuesday at 5:30PM MST. If they win that game, they will then face the Russians in the quarterfinal, which should be a heck of a challenge. The US finishes at the top of Group A, and will get a bye into the quarterfinal.

129 Responses to “2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, USA 5 – Feb 21, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV”

  1. Racki says:

    Hmm… tough one to predict. I still think Canada has the superior roster.. so I’ll say 6-3 Canada.

  2. Haboiler says:

    I can see this one being a tight one and a good ole fashioned barn burner. I think 5-3 with an empty netter for Canada. The US will be forechecking like crazy and our D need to get it out quick. It will be a good bounce back game for the boys.

    PS – Did anyone see the Swiss/Norway game today. I just caught the OT goal but was wondering if Hiller was just ordinary in this one?

    Should be a great Rivalry day tomorrow, can’t wait!

  3. chucker says:

    I think this is where our D and agressive forecheck start to really roll. Miller is the wildcard to me.

    I’d say 5-2ish.

  4. LateNightOilFan says:

    chucker: I think this is where our D and agressive forecheck start to really roll. Miller is the wildcard to me.I’d say 5-2ish.

    You’re very sly to not say for whom…
    And agreed, the US team will roll as Miller does.

    Need a win here Canada! Any word on who’s in net?
    I’ll miss the first half of the game, my son plays at the same time, hope I see good news on the scoreboard when I get home!

  5. chucker says:

    LateNightOilFan: You’re very sly to not say for whom…And agreed, the US team will roll as Miller does.Need a win here Canada! Any word on who’s in net?I’ll miss the first half of the game, my son plays at the same time, hope I see good news on the scoreboard when I get home!

    Well, for Canada of course. :P

  6. Racki says:

    I can’t find anything on who’s starting yet, but looks like they’ve decided on Richards to play alongside Crosby and Nash.

  7. Racki says:

    Malkin scores on the PP to make it 1-0 Russia so far, vs. the Czechs.

  8. Racki says:

    oh Plekanec with a goal on a 5-on-3 PP… 1-1

  9. chucker says:

    Czechs look good.

  10. Haboiler says:

    Brodeur is in the net today… This tournament is getting really good, lots of close games and great hockey.

  11. Horpensky says:

    I can’t wait for the Canada/USA Women’s game, that game will be very chippy

  12. Racki says:

    Wow, Ovechkin nails Jagr open ice… Russia goes the other way and scores.

  13. Racki says:

    The Czechs had a goal disallowed on them, due to a quick whistle… I wonder how long we’re going to hear about this, if Russia wins (currently 3-2 for Russia with under a minute left).

  14. Trogdor says:

    I heard at some point in the last few days that Marty B would go again, but I guess we’ll find out when the game starts. Missed Russia/Czech game but with a 4-2 final, there may be some talk of the disallowed goal as you said.

  15. Trogdor says:

    Another silver for Canada! Too bad we didn’t get two medals though…

  16. Racki says:

    This should be a good’er.

    And yes, Brodeur gets the start.

  17. Haboiler says:

    Lets get it on!

  18. Trogdor says:

    Been looking forward to this one. And crap, bad start.

  19. Haboiler says:

    crap

  20. Racki says:

    Ack.. Americans draw first blood

  21. Trogdor says:

    Been looking forward to this one. And crap, bad start. Ah… bad deflection

  22. Racki says:

    What?! Goaltender interference on that?

  23. Trogdor says:

    bit of a soft call there…

  24. Racki says:

    Got a steak marinating right now…. going to be difficult to cook that thing and watch the game at the same time though. Hopefully intermission is a little extra long.

  25. Trogdor says:

    Blue rare it is!

  26. Racki says:

    Nice hit by Doughty on Parise..

  27. Trogdor says:

    Alright, our turn to show them how a powerplay works. Not that it’s clicked much so far.

  28. Racki says:

    So rumor is that Iginla might have been hurt on a hit in the last game. Not badly though if he’s still in the lineup.

  29. Trogdor says:

    Getting some shots so far. As for Iggy, it did seem like he faded out of the last game.

  30. Racki says:

    Scooorrresss!!! 1-1

  31. Trogdor says:

    Woohoo! Nice deflection!

  32. Racki says:

    OI. That was quick.

  33. Trogdor says:

    Marty? WTF?

  34. Trogdor says:

    Damn… He was in position for the save but squeaks under the pads.

  35. Racki says:

    Although it led to a turn over (not to mention, a goal), I gotta say that’s some pretty good hand-eye coordination for a goalie. lol

  36. Trogdor says:

    Yes, impressive cricket swing, but he could have let it go into the corner…

  37. Trogdor says:

    There’s Iggy. See how many minutes he gets though.

  38. Racki says:

    Trogdor: Yes, impressive cricket swing, but he could have let it go into the corner…

    Oh for sure. Its one of those things though that if it works, you’re like “oh wow, how creative and skillful”, but when it doesn’t, you’re like “wow, that was dumb of him”… just like Roli’s baseball swing.

  39. Trogdor says:

    Or the puck to the face?

  40. Racki says:

    Ok, time to race against the clock to make my supper..

  41. Trogdor says:

    Looking a bit like the Swiss game. I think talent wise we’ve got them, but it’s anybody’s game so far.

  42. Racki says:

    Yah, agreed with all that.

  43. Racki says:

    Note to self: start potatoes way earlier next time.. might be a bit of a PVR delay for me when the 2nd starts.

  44. Trogdor says:

    Microwave is the great equalizer.

  45. Trogdor says:

    Et la but!!!!

  46. Racki says:

    Grilling pro tip #27: Jim Beam makes incredible marinades. I used to use this Jim Beam Honey Bourbon one but it was impossible to find. Sobey’s started selling other Jim Beam marinades now. Grabbed this teriyaki one and its phenomenal on steak!

  47. Trogdor says:

    If you’re a fan of steak, get excited about Jim Beam.

  48. Racki says:

    hahaa thanks Pierre

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