The US women’s team will not play for the gold medal in hockey; the best they can hope for is bronze. Team
was up 2-0 in the second period; USA came back to tie the game and ultimately win it in a shoot-out. What a disappointment for the American women. What made Sweden ’s win impressive, aside from the two goals they scored in the shoot-out (vs. none for the Sweden ) was the fact the Swedes killed off a full two minute five-on-three penalty in the middle of the third period. The American women’s failure to convert on a five-on-three of such duration killed their chances of winning the game. You could literally SEE the momentum swing in favor of US after that penalty-kill. Oh, well. Sweden – Canada should be interesting; the game begins in about an hour. And I was SO hoping for another Finland – Canada final… USA
Big weather swing here on the High Plains, from 75 degrees yesterday to 27 degrees as I write. Pretty damned cold last night, too…19 degrees with a wind chill of 9. Had to top off the propane tank this morning, all this cold weather means the furnace runs overtime trying to keep me from freezing to death.
We’re awaiting the arrival of The Captain. Big steak dinner tonight, followed by pool playing and a few beers at the VFW. He’s on his way down to Maxwell AFB in
to attend Squadron Officer’s School in residence (as opposed to completing it via correspondence). One of those “check the box” career requirements. Gotta do it! Alabama