Recap in photos:
Possibly one of the best pictures ever!: This proves Canada and USA can still be friends.
Plus its adorable.
USA took the lead in the first 41 seconds!
Rafalski scored twice in the first.
Canada tied 1-1 with USA. I don't know about you but I thought SEABS SCORED! And I proceeded to freak out but he ended up having an assist.
I still proceeded to freak out...
WOOOO! Oh yeah, Staal was the one who actually scored and TOEWS also got an assist.
This moment needed two pictures not because of Staal but those two assist boys!
1st ended with USA up 2-1.
Heatley scored next for Canada and another TOEWS ASSIST.
Love all the Hawks love going on in this picture.
I think Keith got in there too on the other side of Seabrook. (I miss the Hawks)
Drury made it 3-2 USA. I really have no idea if this picture is Drurys goal but its a nice photo.
That's about it for the 2nd period. I wasn't too worried at this point.
Now 4-2 USA! Langenbrunner goal! Really? Wasn't Canada suppose to be dominating.
Crosby scored, we all knew he had to score at least once. Usually I'm not too happy when he scores but boy was I ecstatic this time!
The last couple mins of the game was the "edge of your seat" kind of mins. Literally I was on the edge of my seat. Plus every time I thought something was about to happen I would get ready to jump up so I was on the edge of my seat and bobbing up and down. It was intense.
Canada was down 4-3. They were all up in USA's zone and firing shots constantly. Jigsaw in the picture below was all over USA. Not just during the last couple mins either. He was on the ice all the time, 24 mins to be specific. What can you say? He is Keith the Beast.
You know, I really thought Canada had a chance until Jackass Kesler scored. Even if I was cheering for USA, I still wouldn't cheer for Kesler.
USA basically knew they had it in the bag because they started celebrating a little bit early.
That's it. USA wins 5-3 to go on to the medal round and Canada goes on to face Germany.
Big! Huge! Credit goes to Miller. 34 Saves.
Photos from: Chicago Tribune, Examiner, and CTV.ca
Canada still led in shots: 45-23!
Hawks after the game:
Keith (best quote of the night): "We realize that we've lost a game and there's no pressure now. What the heck, let's go have fun and play the game."
Toews: "No more excuses, no more mistakes. We're running out of time here. We have to play better and find a way to win."
Kane: "It's pretty evident that we're getting better each game."
"Cool postgame moment when Kane was talking: Toews walked by and tapped him with his stick on the way to the dressing room."
Quotes from: @ChrisKuc
-Great article on what Coach Q thinks: HERE
Kane will be doing a live chat at 2 pm today with fans. Go to the Blackhawks Website to submit your questions.
To conclude this post:
If Joe Mauer and Andy Samberg had a baby it would be Sidney Crosby.