Well, it's been three months without any hockey talk, but there's nothin' like jingoism to fix that!
Originally posted by Canadian Press via Google (google.com)U.S. beats Canada 6-5 in overtime, wins world junior hockey championship
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SASKATOON — John Carlson scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the United States won the world junior hockey championship with a 6-5 victory over Canada on Tuesday.
Carlson beat Canadian goaltender Martin Jones on a 3-on-1 after U.S. goalie Jack Campbell made a save at the other end. Canada came up just short in its bid to win a record sixth straight world junior title.
The U.S. seemed to have the game in hand when Jerry D'Amigo and Derek Stepan scored in the third period to put the United States up 5-3.
But Saskatchewan native Jordan Eberle scored two late goals to send the game to overtime.
After Kyle Palmieri of the U.S. took a goaltender interference penalty at 15:59, Eberle brought Canada to within 5-4 on a one-timer on the power-play at 17:11.
Eberle then buried a rebound off a Ryan Ellis point shot at 18:25 to tie the game 5-5 and send the crowd into a frenzy.
Chris Krieder and Jordan Schroeder also scored for the U.S.
Luke Adam, Greg Nemisz and Taylor Hall had Canada's other goals.
The 11 goals were the most ever scored at a world junior hockey championship final.
I was flipping by (it airead on NHL Network here) and saw the Americans go up 5-3 and also figured it was over. Also, ECW was starting! I apparently missed a heck of a finish, if Jane's Twitter feed (twitter.com) is to be believed.
Was flipping between that and the Orange Bowl last night. This was an AWESOME game (though as a Blues fan I am a little concerned about Jake Allen's performance). I nearly jumped out of my chair when Carlson scored the game winner. What an awesome moment for those kids.
Lisa: Poor predicatble Bart, always picks rock Bart: Good ole rock, nothing beats that
It was a great game to watch. I figured the US was done after Canada tied it so quickly late in the 3rd, but when Carlson buried the game-winner, I jumped off my couch and cheered. A great moment for USA Hockey.
They mentioned at the end of the telecast that the U-17 team also took gold. Could the Olympic gold complete the trifecta?
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The National Hockey League returns from the Olympic Break with six games on Tuesday February 28th as the stretch drive begins in the 2005-2006 campaign. For the lazy/curious, the current conference standings. In brackets are games remaining.