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Men's hockey: US 5, Canada 3

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  February 21, 2010 07:41 PM

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THIRD PERIOD

All over. Yanks win it, 5-3. USA (3-0 in pool play) moves on to quarterfinals. Canada (2-1) must play another game to get to quarters.

With 44.7 seconds to go, Kessler makes it 5-3 lead for US, beating Perry to loose puck for one-armed tap in.

16:51 -- Canada cuts US lead to 4-3. Crosby cuts to right post and pots Nash relay from out of right corner.

16:00 -- Miller with nice glove save on Iginla bid from high slot.

14:56 -- Erik Johnson (USA) sent off for tripping Marleau. Another Canadian power play. Feels like Montreal Forum, circa 1992. Lots of calls for the locals.

US kills penalty without much trouble. Canadians too often look for perfect shot. They look tight.

Penalty, 10:49, Kane hooks Nash, setting up Canadian power play.

7:09 -- USA to 4-2 lead on power-play goal. Suter cranks off scoring shot from above left circle, a one-timer off pass from Stastny. Langenbrunner credited with tip. Looked like it went off Weber. Possible scoring change.

6:05 -- Perry charged with slashing. Another US power play.

USA unable to forge 4-2 lead with power play.

1:44 --Crosby sent off for high-sticking penalty.

SECOND PERIOD

End 40:00. Yanks still in front, 3-2. Much better period for the southerners, outshooting Canada, 13-12.

16:44 -- US back on top, 3-2. Drury trails in for top-of-crease pot inside right post after Ryan and Backes hack away in front. Early last week, US coach Ron Wilson predicted Drury could prove to be Mike Eruzione-like hero in this tourney.

Perry leaves for Canada dressing room with 3:57 after crashing heavily to ice when rammed by teammate Staal. Looks as if he might be concussed.

With 5:26 to go in period, Pavelski slapper, deflected by Niedermayer, skims top of Brodeur's helmet. Brodeur shakes off, stays in game.

12:00 -- Good pressure on Brodeur by US. Devils teammate Parise turned back on attempt at top of crease. Still 2-2.

3:32 -- Canada ties it, 2-2. Heatley bangs equalier into open right side, from doorstep, after Toews wins one-on-one battle with Suter at left post to get puck across crease.

First 20:00 in the books. US with 2-1 lead. Canada with lopsided shot edge, 19-6. Miller superb in Uncle Sam's net.

9:15 -- US back in lead, 2-1. Only 22 seconds after Canadian equalizer, Rafalski gets second of afternoon by picking off Canada pass and wristing home from slot.

8:53 -- Canada ties, 1-1. Seabrook connects with wrister from just inside blue line. Miller doesn't get good look through traffic.

Each side with effective PK's in opening 10 minutes.

6:07 -- First US penalty. Pavelski, high-sticking.

US No. 1 PP unit -- Ryan, Kessler, Kane with Suter and Rafalski at points.

3:41 Penalty, Canada -- Getzlaf, interference.

1:44 -- Nearly 2-0 for Yanks, but Brodeur makes sprawling glove save on Callahan's backhander at right post

0:41 -- US on board, 1-0, Rafalski connects with slapper from above right faceoff circle. Shot deflects off of Crosby and by Brodeur.

Miller in net for USA. Thomas the backup.
Brodeur in net for Canada. Luongo the backup.

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