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USA - Finland begins in a few short minutes. Dunno if we'll live blog or not. But rest assured we shall be watching, fresh from our mid-morning nap.
Update: Oh, Kiprusoff... you f*cked up BIG TIME! USA 1, Finland 0.
Update: USA scores on the powerplay at 6:22! Yay Parise!
Update: Powerplay clinic in progress. USA 3, Finland 0. The last goal a beauty by Erik Johnson.
Update: Kiprusoff is gone. USA 4, Finland 0. Kane scores... USA scoring at will. Backstrom in for Finland.
Update: Kane gets his second of the period, Rafalski gets his second assist. Blowout in progress. USA 5, Finland 0. Jeeze... I can't keep up. Two goals in 15 seconds, the last by Stastny. Zow. 6 - 0.
Update: Backstrom makes a save! YAY! /snark
Update: End of the first... SOG: USA 13, Finland 4.
Update: Gettin' chippy! Ruutu gets a misconduct, USA on the PP yet again. Finland's defense steps up, USA fails to get a shot on the PP.
Update: A few moments ago... Premature celebration, aka "Solidarity!"
Update: End of the second. USA defense is holding the fort, the pipes are Miller's friend. Still 6 - 0, USA. SOG: 22 - 11, USA. Beer me!
Update: Bettman. Asshat. Nothing to add.
Update: A bit of "Inside Teeball" talk by the commentators about the endboards at The Joe. The Great Unwashed won't get it but I do. Heh. Still 6 - 0.
Update: Miller pulled in favor of Tim Thomas. Team USA obviously feels the game is in hand.
Update: Finland (Mettinen) gets a face-saving goal at 14:46. Well... stuff happens. The outcome ain't in doubt, tho.
Update last: Well. Two statement games, two identical outcomes. You're next, Canada... assuming you win your game tonight. Your wimmen might have taken the gold, but the outcome of the men's gold medal game is in SERIOUS doubt. Bring it!