2010 Winter Olympics: Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone Brings Home The Silver

March 1st, 2010 by JC De La Torre Leave a reply »
It definitely wasn't the ending Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone had envisioned when he dreamed of his participation in the Vancouver games but as a silver medalist, he won't be complaining.

Malone was a key cog in Team U.S.A.'s drive to the gold medal game, putting up five points in the six games, including three goals.

He factored in U.S.A.'s first win of the tournament, getting a power play goal that put the Americans up 3-0 on Switzerland. They would go on to win 3-1.

Malone assisted on Phil Kessel's opening goal and added one of his own against Norway in game two, one the U.S. won going away, 6-1. 

He factored again in the semi-final matchup against Finland, scoring the game opening goal and adding a power play assist as Team U.S.A. blitzed the Fins in a six-goal first period and went on to advance to the goal medal match, 6-1.

While Sidney Crosby ended his gold medal dreams, the Lightning certainly hope Malone continues to find his scoring touch for the stretch run.

While Malone can enjoy being a silver medalist, he isn't the only member of the Lightning to bring home a medal this Olympics. An ...

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