SOCHI, Russia – They’re still the little brothers. They’re still good but not good enough. They still can’t beat Canada.
Team USA saw its high-octane offense stalled in the Olympic semifinals by a confident, unflappable Canadian team that won 1-0 on Friday night in Sochi, in a rematch of their 2010 gold-medal classic in the Vancouver Olympics.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price made 31 saves for the shutout. Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars had the lone goal.
Canada advances to play Sweden on Sunday, seeking back-to-back gold; the Americans face Finland on Saturday in an attempt to salvage bronze.
The U.S. entered the semifinal game with the highest-scoring offense in the Olympic tournament, with 20 goals in four games.
But against Canada’s stingy puck possession game, all-world corps of defensemen and a steady Price in goal, the American attack that went goal-for-goal with Russia was neutered. The teamRead More »from Canada shuts out U.S. 1-0, advances to gold medal game vs. Sweden