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Canada and US Battle on the Ice for Chance at Gold

Sochi Olympic Games

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by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they’re guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.

After its first loss in Sochi, the U.S. will face Finland for bronze on Saturday.

The defending Olympic champions left no doubt about their North American hockey supremacy in a semifinal rematch of the final game of the Vancouver Games, won on Sidney Crosby’s golden goal.

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  • doggone

    The most horrific refereeing in the history of the Olympics!! One blatant missed call late in the 3rd period and two penalties against the USA that gave Canada power plays resulting in the winning goal! What a black eye on the Olympics! I won’t be watching the rest of it!!

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    Please! The Canadians are the easiest team to beat. When things get tight you just yell “FREE BEER” and the whole team will go into a trance, drop their sticks, and skate off the ice in the direction of the voice. Or yell “PIERRE?” and 3/4 of their team will turn their heads and go “huh?”