The US and Finland are playing for the right to go to the gold medal game in men’s hockey today, but this one’s already over. The first period just ended, but the Americans already are up 6-0. I guess they missed the extra point.
Mikka Kiprusoff, the Finnish goalie that obviously was doing well for himself in these games, gave up four goals on the first seven shots that he faced, and then took himself out of the game. The first American goal came after Kiprusoff failed to clear a puck that he had to chase out of his own net, and
Zach Ryan Malone fired a quick wrister to the goal before he could recover.
Not to be a jinx, but America’s road to the gold medal game looks rather unobstructed right now. Your move, Canada.