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:

    Brodeur to the rescue!

  2. Trogdor says:

    Phew. Bit of a scramble there.

  3. Trogdor says:

    After that first soft call, they’re letting quite a bit go in the second.

  4. Trogdor says:

    Damn it… Where’s our goalie interference call?

  5. Racki says:

    Yah no kidding. damn north american refs! :P

  6. Trogdor says:

    Good time to get a whistle there. End to end to end breakaways?

  7. LateNightOilFan says:

    Holy shit – back to back to back breakaways!

    C’mon Canada!

  8. Trogdor says:

    There’s the north american refs…

  9. Racki says:

    I really like Drew Doughty. Man are the Kings lucky.

  10. Trogdor says:

    Yeah, for a second year guy, he’s been a MONSTER!!!!

  11. LateNightOilFan says:

    Brodeur is making me nervous this game, he’s trying to do too much and he’s swimming a bit.

  12. Trogdor says:

    Agreed. He’s really trying to play the puck every opportunity. He’s good at making the saves, let the defencemen play the puck.

  13. Racki says:

    Despite a couple of issues, Brodeur has still been very good though. His defense has left him hanging out to dry a few times and he’s stood tall.

  14. Racki says:

    Anyone watch the Russia / Czech game? Was a pretty good one. The commentators were gushing over Jagr too. Without a doubt, he’ll be in the NHL again next year. But today was Russia’s day. Good game by Geno.

  15. Racki says:

    Lovely. Man we can’t buy a break

  16. Trogdor says:

    Cmon boys… Enough penalties.

  17. Trogdor says:

    Wasn’t around for the Russia/Czech game but heard OV hammered Jagr and then Russia scored on one play.

  18. Racki says:

    Yes, man that was a nice, beauty of an open ice hit. Jagr was circling through the neutral zone and Ovechkin was preying him like he was a wilderbeast. Wammo! lol

  19. Racki says:

    oh jesus.. another US PP. Playing with fire, Canada!

  20. Trogdor says:

    US seems happy with a 1 goal lead. Really collapsing on the net. Now another penalty to kill…

  21. LateNightOilFan says:

    Dammit.

  22. Trogdor says:

    Too many penalties. Miller doing his stuff. We just might get another game to get our shit together.

  23. Racki says:

    Apparently this team wasn’t as super as I thought it was. And yes, the penalties are killing us.

  24. Racki says:

    Again I just want to point out that I have yet to see a single Pepsi commercial any time around these games promoting their silly cheer (nor have I heard said silly cheer). Dropped the campaign I presume?

  25. Trogdor says:

    Kane with a brain freeze. Need to capitalize if we want a chance at 2 or 3 points.

  26. Racki says:

    Come on PP.. don’t fail us now.

  27. Trogdor says:

    Maybe Pepsi didn’t realize we already have our own chants. They are a US company afterall

  28. Racki says:

    lol, I never even drew the connection… funny how an American company would be trying to make money by telling Canadians how to be patriotic..

  29. gr8one says:

    My 2 cents.

    this has been my worry all along. Our goalies not playing as well as the opposing goalies.

    Brodeur has been good, but not great, it will take great goaltending to win this tourney.

    Brodeur needs to realize he has the best team in the world in front of him, he doesn’t need to try and do everything, keep his ass in the net and let the skaters play the puck, or use his head when he does play it….sometimes it seems like just because he doesn’t have a trapezoid he is overcompensating.

    I think this team has played super, for the most part we’ve really carried the play and chances. Miller is the difference.

  30. Trogdor says:

    PP practice. Let’s make it respectable.

  31. LateNightOilFan says:

    Second chance for a pp goal Canada.

  32. Trogdor says:

    PP is getting too cute. Send some bombs from the point.

  33. Racki says:

    oh man, shooting gallery… but Miller is up to the task. Fuuuuuuck.

    edit: and getting some help with blocks.

  34. Trogdor says:

    Hot damn… That was close.

  35. Racki says:

    oH MY!!!! 4-3!!!! Kind of a garbo goal, but we’ll take it.

  36. Trogdor says:

    About time! Don’t think we’ll be tying this one up though, but I’d love for them to prove me wrong.

  37. LateNightOilFan says:

    Yess!!! One more please,and then another…

  38. Trogdor says:

    And so close from eating my words there.

  39. Racki says:

    I take that back, not a garbo goal… I didn’t realize that Crosby was well aware of the puck coming to him. Looked like it just banked in off him.

  40. LateNightOilFan says:

    Trogdor: About time! Don’t think we’ll be tying this one up though, but I’d love for them to prove me wrong.

    Where’s Eberle when we need him?

  41. Racki says:

    Come on guys, tie it up now…

  42. Racki says:

    LateNightOilFan:
    Where’s Eberle when we need him?

    :lol: nice

  43. Racki says:

    Oh man what pressure… this is killing me. lol

  44. gr8one says:

    LateNightOilFan:
    Where’s Eberle when we need him?

    heh, yeah, g1

  45. Racki says:

    Wow.. what a shift..

  46. Trogdor says:

    Wow. That was some old school dominance.

  47. Racki says:

    Perry you f#$%ing lazy weasel…

  48. Trogdor says:

    Holy crap. How do you let yourself get beat on that play?

  49. LateNightOilFan says:

    Game. set. match. Full credit to the Americans especially Miller.

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