Team USA earned a spot in the Olympic semifinals with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic Wednesday. USA began the scoring early with a James Van Riemsdyk goal, but the Czechs came back with a tally from Ales Hemsky about three minutes later. After some good play from the Czechs for most of the first period, USA took the lead back with a Dustin Brown goal late in the frame. David Backes piled on late in third scoring with less than two seconds to go.
It was a quiet first half of the second period until USA captain Zach Parise recorded his first goal of the Olympics on the powerplay. The fourth goal from the Americans ended Czech goaltender Ondrej Pavelec's day 9:31 into the second period. Alexander Salak took the ice in relief.
USA's strong play continued early in the third. Phil Kessel stayed hot with his first tally of the game. The Czechs showed some signs of life with another unassisted Hemsky goal with seven minutes remaining.
First Period scoring
01:39 - USA goal - James Van Riemsdyk (Ryan Kesler, Patrick Kane)
04:31 - CZE goal - Ales Hemsky (Unassisted)
14:38 - USA goal - Dustin Brown (David Backes, Ryan Suter)
19:58 - USA goal - David Backes (Ryan Suter, Ryan McDonagh)
Second Period scoring
09:32 - USA goal - Zach Parise (Joe Pavelski, David Backes)
Third Period scoring
02:01 - USA goal - Phil Kessel (Ryan Kesler, Kevin Shattenkirk)
13:00 - CZE goal - Ales Hemsky (Unassisted)
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Canada 2 Latvia 1
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Whatever, Nolan coaches not to lose and leaves his goalie out to dry hoping for a miracle. Nolan is not the answer for the Sabres as head coach. Hope Murray realizes that.
omg, i spent the whole game trying to get the audio of the game. The wgr550 app was totally silent, and i couldnt find it anywhere else on the internet. maybe they should have been more specific of how the game would have been broadcasted.
sort of sounds like most of the seasons Lindy was here doesn't it. what did you expect Nolan to do? put all his NHL'ers out on the ice? oh wait he only had 1!
Shut Out in Indiana
Why can we not get the WGR app on iPhone to work for the Olympics? Bad enought the NFL shuts us transplants out.
the most pathetic excuse for an app ever. you had a better chance of hearing this game on GrubHub. WGR carries on the traditions of the teams it covers: mediocrity
@ RE: 2-1
Yea, you're right...Sandis Ozolinsh was the only one...formerly.
You all should be ashamed!
The Mike Schopp I know (who blew me 7 years ago) would rip on all of you on the radio.
Congrats to U.S.A.
It would of been nice to hear but we will take the win. Did every body see that post by wgr. That Quick wasn't that Quick. Boy i tell you these guy find something about anybody to make a statement. You could not hear the game on line or the radio. And they making diss statements. And Re: to found audio else where. Thank you very much now i know were to go when the games are on. Now we get to hear their expert comments about the game. I will check back when the drafts starts.
that's just plain nasty.
Driving home listening for 5 minutes it gets to the point I start changing stations when Schopp is voicing his opinion and looking for a fight because Nolan isn't a good coach (he gets players to believe to compete but doesn't win)... how much credit will he get when Nolan has a few players, I mean 1 player, who can score consistently. Turned 550 on to hear coverage of today's games and that garbage is on. Trade deadline verdict: everyone is available, including the media.
Seriously? I thought all the ridiculous posting was done on the BN website. You're going to rip on Nolan for getting Latvia to the quarters and making canadians have reflux for a couple hours? Buckling down and counterpunching was the only chance they had to even keep it close and they almost pulled it off. You'd know that if you had even a the smalles sports IQ. Great job Ted.
I agree great coaching.
Ted did a great job with latvia. And you rip him for almost beating them. He had those boys worrie as hell. But thats nothing new for schoop. just like when miller was in net, had some negative things to say. And they won the game. But the truth is if got to do with anything to with the sabres in his mind. they are going to fail. Like oh hell what ego he got. did you also get mad when somebody comment they heard audio from 1280 whtk rochester. You could hear him at that station. Man hurry up and delete that comment. Hey this wgr we got to put on the idea of the day on. I got something to talk about now. Ted loss for latvia he's a bum. How dare somebody comment on changing to another station. I am not finnish yet. If you turn to another station then this whole city are bums. Canada rules and so on and so on for lol.
Re: Great coaching
If you expect anything related to intellectual honesty from Schopp you will wait a long time. He is a provocateur without a shred of sports knowledge. To even suggest that Nolan's Latvian team reflected poorly on Nolan reflects a lack of understanding of the sport.
Schoop does the impossible-he makes Bulldog sound erudite.
Congratulations to Nolan and his team
They exceeded all expectations and made it into the top 8. Not only that, they frustrated the Canadian team all game limiting them mostly to low quality chances and almost stole one from them. People can criticize Nolan all they want but when it comes down to it he managed to lead a team with zero stars against a team where the term "All Star" doesn't even cover it.
Once again thats nasty baby. Hommie don't play that. going around telling these ladies you are a man. And you blowing your friends off. Man hommie don't play that.
Two Way Player
Look for Miller
Third period to clean up, just to save face as US loses. That goal drought is about to hit. BTW look for Teddy to campaign for the LAT goalie to come here after Mr. Softee gets traded.
Best Team and Best Goalie US has had in decades
If the US does not win tomorrow it is not because of goaltending. Bylsma has made all of the right coaching decisions in this tournament. Quick is the right goaltender to have going against Canada and the best. He is much more physically and mentally tough than Miller and now and in recent seasons a better goaltender all around. This is the best shot. The best chance in decades. If all of this does not come together tomorrow in the form of a win, then it will be because Canada was just better. There won't be any "what if's" or "doubts" like there was after Vancouver where Miller failed (again)in the biggest moment.
Schopp is C0CK sucker and hiding it from your wife is wrong...
Still isn't the answer as coach of the Sabres. Just compete and let your goalie face 40 or more shots a game and lose.
It seems who ever comment these things about you. must know you real good He keep on talking about your wife. So when you are dissing people, He just might be at your home Playing with your wife. She must be telling him. Forget about schoop i need a man.I thought he wa going out to have a beer with his friends. And i find out its the whinerclub. Singing that song, kiss me and i will kiss you back. man hommie don't play that.
Cross Tavares off the Sabres list
Miller won't be going to the Islanders.
What did i say.
Not just one shut out but two and they think quick was all that. What do they got to say now. I say it yesterday that quick was going to let the puck slide through. Not once but five times. I didn't beleive some people when they said they won't even medal. My bag because they were show right. And i ask them why did they feel that way. they said because they didn't play miller. Well that make sense now don't it whiners. Now all the talk is about where is miller going too. I hope the first thinking smoking off this sad team. the reason why they lost is because; they wanted to see glory players. And that what they got a sideshow. well back to hey when is this hell season going to be over already. But for the quick fans you feel like a idoit now don't you. Talking that trash about quick is better than miller. I guess the fins told quick. Man hommie don't play that for lol.