Spartan Nation and Team USA Goalie Ryan Miller Leads Americans to Another Win…

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The Olympics like many other sports didn’t get the memo of how the pundits predicted it to go. Russia and Canada both struggled as team USA keeps winning. The American team can thank a Spartan goalie for that in Ryan Miller.

 

Miller only faced 11 shots on goal yesterday against Norway and he stopped ten of them and the Americans moved to 2-0 in the 2010 Olympiad. 

 

Team USA was widely considered (even by this writer) the fourth best team heading into this tournament, but the Canadians struggled and finally beat the Swiss last night. The Americans had dismantled the Swiss earlier in the week. 

 

The Russians suffered a stunning loss to Slovakia in a shootout 2-1. Not since their loss in Lake Placid in 1980 has the Russian Hockey team suffered a more stunning loss in Olympic play. That set’s up USA vs. Canada on Sunday for a game that should have the entirety of Northern North America glued to their television sets.

 

Back to the Americans and Ryan Miller. At the 14:19 point of the third period, Miller got an assist on a Ryan Malone goal that made the score 4-1. Assists for goalies are rare and for Miller to get one in the Olympics was very special.

 

The Sunday match up between neighbors, USA and Canada (7:40 P.M.) will be the biggest Olympic game for the American’s since their gold medal tilt in Salt Lake City in 2002.

 

Can the Americans move into that top three and earn a medal? Sunday will tell us a lot, but they were on fire with excitement after a win against Norway and are looking forward to it. We shall see. U S A! U S A! U S A!