Olympic Hockey: Ryan Miller Shines, Team USA wins 5-3 over Team Canada

February 22nd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Thirty years minus a day from the anniversary of the US's Miracle on Ice, the 2010 edition of Team USA did their country proud and honored that memory with a 5-3 win over the hometown Canadians.

With three spectacular games on "Super Sunday" the crown jewel of the day was the Canada-USA match scheduled in the 7:30 PM EST primetime slot. With Russia already having defeated the Czech Republic 4-2, and with Sweden-Finland waiting in the wings, the hometown fans excitement for Canada-US was palpable.

Unfortunately for Canadian fans, things did not work out as they had hoped.

While for large stretches of the game, Team USA wasn't even in the same rink as Team Canada, they were ultimately able to capitalize on their limited scoring chances and vanquish the hometown heroes in the process.

The story of the game and the man of the night was Ryan Miller of the United States. Miller was simply spectacular from the opening faceoff to the closing buzzer, making save after miraculous save as Team Canada's considerable skill was on display.

Without Miller, this game would have been a blowout for Canada and it would have been over early.

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