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Heartbreak, joy follow USA-Canada final

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  February 20, 2014 03:39 PM

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For the USA men, it was "Oshie!"

For the USA women, it's simply, "Oh, s--t!"

For most hockey fans in New England, this defeat didn't pack the sting of the Game 6 loss to the Black Hawks. Nor did it pack the historic drama of the Bruins' Game 7 win over Toronto.

But Thursday's Olympic gold medal game between Team USA and Team Canada went into overtime before Team USA lost in heartbreaking fashion 3-2. The American's held a 2-0 lead before Canada scored with 3:26 to play in the third and tied it 54.6 seconds to play in regulation.

The Americans had a chance to ice the game when Kelli Stack cleared the puck the length of the ice but it clanged off the goal post in the final two minutes.

At least it is South of the Border.

NHL players tuned in.

Andrew Ference and his Edmonton Oilers teammates celebrated:

Don't think he could have gotten away with this in Boston.

Bay State State Run Media was never this bad, not even when the late [on NESN] Jenny Dell was interviewing Will Middlebrooks. I don't ever remembering Jack Edwards having a red goalie-light ready to go off in overtime:

The Canadian women should plan on one hellacious welcome back home, especially if they made it to Toronto:

Rubbing it in with extra cuteness:

That's just not fair.

Why do we let Canada be a country, anyway?

Why? Why? Why?

This bit of inspiration was offered for the Canadian men's team, which faces Team USA in the semifinals on Friday:

And the stakes for that game have been significantly raised:

President Obama and Canada's prime minister bet a case of beer on each game. Those terms have gotten more interesting, too:

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