Team USA will have to be close to perfect to beat Canada in an Olympic hockey semifinal.
Team USA will play Canada on Friday in the semifinals.
The stalwarts in goal at the Vancouver Games in 2010 will stay on the bench.
It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.
The Americans scored six goals in a 14-minute stretch in the second period.
Team USA will go with Jonathan Quick, while Canada gives Carey Price the nod initially.
Patrick Kane learned of his grandfather’s death shortly before game time, and he handled the pain in the only way he could imagine. By playing his heavy heart out.
Crawford is going to get his money and he is going to deserve what he gets.
But here’s the news flash for the Kings. They’re not going to win at home in Game 3 unless they play a lot better at the Staples Center than they did at the United Center.
Yes, through two games of the Western Conference Finals, the better goaltender is the one in the red sweater.
Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
Jonathan Quick made 38 saves to earn his NHL-leading fifth shutout, and Trent Hunter and Jarret Stoll scored to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period after winning a faceoff from Mike Richards, helping the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday night.