USA Hockey Stuns Canada
Team USA pulled off the country's biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday. It was the United States' first win over Canada in Olympic men's hockey since 1960. The Americans not only win Group A over Canada, but will have one of the top-two seeds in Wednesday's quarterfinal round. Canadian forward Corey Perry's reaction to American Ryan Kesler's empty net goal with 45 seconds left summed up the feeling across the host nation of Canada.
American defenseman Brian Rafalski scored first just 41 seconds in. After Canada tied the game at 1-1, Rafalski struck again 22 seconds later to give USA back the lead in the first period.
Canadian winger Dany Heatley tied the game at 2-2 early in the second period.
American defenseman Brooks Orpik checks his NHL teammate on the Penguins, Canadian Sidney Crosby, along the boards.
Chris Drury scored a pivotal goal late in the second period on a behind the back, between the legs feed from David Backes, breaking a 2-2 tie with Canada.
Canadian forward Eric Staal commits a holding penalty on Brian Rafalski late in the second period.
American captain Jamie Langenbrunner celebrates after scoring on a shot deflection off his left skate to give the U.S. a 4-2 lead in the third period.
Canadian winger Rick Nash throws his body into defenseman Jack Johnson along the boards.
Zach Parise (left) celebrates one of USA teammate Brian Rafalski's two goals in the game.
Canada outshot the United States 45-23 yet couldn't badly dent netminder Ryan Miller, who made 42 saves.
Martin Brodeur appeared shaky between the pipes for Canada, stopping 19 of 23 shots.
Hockey may in fact be Canada's game...
...but the night belonged to the United States.