Wednesday, September 08, 2004

U.S. Eliminates Russia

Well so much for my prediction... The U.S. defeated Russia 5-3 last night, in what was arguably the best game of the tournament. The veterans on the U.S. squad came to play as Tkachuk was in on all 5 goals and with his fellow linemates Modano and Guerin, combined for 11 points. The game was up for grabs in the 3rd period when Zubrus tied the game 2-2, 36 seconds into the period. It looked like we were in for a great finish until the U.S. got two quick goals after a couple turnovers and bad bounces for the Russians. The Russians couldn't score with the net empty and Tkachuk picked up his 4th goal of the night on an empty net'er.

The win by the U.S. set up a semi-final matchup with Finland. The game will take place Friday in St.Paul at 4pm pst.

Canada takes on the Slovaks later tonight, back with a preview later...

Note: This post is a little delayed due to having some issues this morning.

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