|Americans stay perfect
in Men's Ice Hockey!
Team USA moves to 2-0 in tournament play with a 6-1 win over Norway but
there is still a need for this team to improve. With the heavily favored
Canadians and Russians they must get better to compete against those teams.
With the final score stating 6-1 you would think the US killed this Norway
team. But that wasn't the case as Team USA scored three of those goals
in the final six minutes of play. Don't get me wrong the third period
was a very good period for the American team out shooting the Norway team
16-2 in the final session as Norway were trying to get back into the game.
But turnovers again in periods one and two would make you think the more
skilled teams will capitalize on these turnovers.
Then again Ryan Miller will be there to protect and defend as he has been
great in the limited work he has seen. With only 26 total shots at him
in the two games played he made the big stops in both games that he had
too. It will be Miller time on Sunday night as the Canadians will have
a test for this man. The winner of the game will get a bye in the second
round of play.
The US would jump out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Kessel, Dury and Kane
but Norway would get back into it with a Short Handed goal making for
a 3-1 game in the second and moving into the third.
A USA dominated third and with coach Ron Wilson's line shake up at the
end of the final period the United States put together three quick goals.
Did Coach Wilson strike some team chemistry among the bunch? Whatever
he did the team responded quickly and put this game away and that's the
The US will have a two days off leading up to the big game on Sunday night
as they will work on their weak points displayed so far. The power play
and transition game as well as being more smarter with the puck will be
points needed to be worked on.
It's the home and heavily favored Canadians vs the United States of American
for the division on Sunday night! A game not to be missed. I have a feeling
the all Canadian crowd will let USA know of their presence.