U.S. Men’s Hockey: Sorry, No Gold This Year

February 16th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

Let me start by saying that, after today, I am a curling fanatic. Can anyone else believe the ending to the United States—Japan women’s match? Yes, I really watched it. But before you judge me any further, let’s move on to hockey.

The United States’ men’s hockey team started group play with a 3-1 win over Switzerland, but it wasn’t pretty and could be a sign of things to come.

The U.S. looked very sloppy in the opening period, which can be attributed to a young team just feeling the pre-Olympic jitters.

“I think as a group we were a little nervous early,” goaltender Ryan Miller said after the game.

The second period was the only period where the U.S. really looked comfortable. In the second, the U.S.A. out-shot Switzerland 14-4. They out-shot the Swiss 24-15 for the game.

Although the Swiss team had just 15 ...

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