What a game tonight, as the U.S. upset Canada 5-3 in Olympic hockey. Ex-Mav David Backes had an assist in the game, his third point of the Winter Games, and was +1.
The game featured quite the display of former WCHA guys. Besides Backes, Brian Rafalski (Wisconsin) scored two goals for the Americans and assisted on another. Ryan Suter (Wisconsin) had two assists and was +3. Zach Parise (North Dakota) had an assist and was +3. Paul Stastny (Denver) was +2. Defenseman Erik Johnson (Minnesota) also had solid game.
Others WCHA alumni on the team: Ryan Malone (St. Cloud State), Joe Pavelski (Wisconsin), Phil Kessel (Minnesota).
For Canada, Dany Heatley (Wisconsin) had a goal, and Jonathan Toews (North Dakota) had two assists and was +2.