Ouch. U.S.A. Men's Hockey Falls to Canada in Sochi
Hockey teams from Canada have dealt Americans their fair share of Olympic disappointment the last few times Team U.S.A. has squared off against their rivals from the north.
On February 28th, at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the U.S. men's hockey team thrilled us all and made us proud for three periods as they battled Canada in the gold medal game.Minnesotans had cause to cheer the loudest as Minneapolis native Zach Parise netted an equalizing goal with just 25 seconds left to knot the game up and send it to overtime. And then — in that hard-earned overtime — Canada broke our hearts, winning the game (3 - 2) on a Sidney Crosby goal, earning Canada their second straight Olympic gold medal. Ouch. broke our hearts, again in overtime on goal by a Marie-Philip Poulin which gave the Canadian women a (3 - 2) win and a fourth straight Olympic gold medal. Ouch. Again. Unlike those last two bitter memories, today's game was not for gold, it involved no extra overtime session, and the score was not (3 - 2).