Drury, veterans show their mettle
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The average age of Team USA is 26.5. The average age of its goal scorers in Sunday's 5-3 victory over Canada? 32. And if you don't count
"It says some good things about us," says Drury, 33. "The three of us are glad we're here and glad we can help out."
If you can believe it, Drury is even more understated on the ice than he is in interviews. The New York Rangers center may not be flashy, but he has a tremendous ability to recognize the moment of opportunity. In eight NHL postseasons, Drury has knocked in 17 game-winning goals, most of any active player, and he's tied for second all-time with four overtime playoff goals. Drury had 11 goals in 23 games during the Colorado Avalanche's run to the Stanley Cup in 2001, second only to teammate
It had been awhile since the old Drury had been spotted, but we got a glimpse of it tonight as he scored the U.S.' third, pivotal goal to take the lead in the middle of the second period. Camped out at the right side of the crease, Drury took advantage of a scrambling
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On the game's biggest stage, Drury is the same player he is every night. No, wait -- he's better.