Sunday, February 21, 2010

U.S. upsets Canada, Backes gets point

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.


hockeyfan said...

One of the best hockey games I've watched in some time. Way to go USA. said...

Impressive win for the USA last night! I have to admit that I didn’t think they would win, partly due to the fact they hadn’t defeated Canada in half a century. I am glad they did though. I hope this win gives them confidence that they can beat any team and win Olympic gold!