Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:32 PM
Thank God. It got a little edgy those final moments. Great redirect by Parise. Not even sure how he got the stick on it. Hiller probably should've had it. Just lost his balance. They gave the Swiss opportunities but the grinders did an outstanding job blocking shots. Burke really deserves a lot of credit. He made some gutsy picks and so far, so good. Dru, Cally, Backes, Kesler, Gleason and E. Johnson all with stellar defensive work. As great as Parise was (smart play for the coup de grat), also felt Ryan was awesome with 2 sick moves that nearly resulted in goals. That guy is going to be special. Kane and Kessel also played better. Brown also was very physical and Langs had another standout performance. Not many names you can leave out. Raf and Suter have been a great top pair. Miller showed great focus.
They'll need to finish more against Cze/Fin. Onto the medal round. USA USA USA!!!!!!!!
Full marks to the Swiss. Hiller outstanding and a few of those forwards (Wick, Sprunger, Lemm) were dangerous. Streit played excellent. They got a nice program.
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