Man, Putin is really going out of his way to sabotage other athletes.
The US and Canada squared off in the last preliminary game for each, and the win went to the refs.
Okay, technically, Canada won 3-2.
The game turned early in the third, with the game tied at 1. Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser took a shot that American goalie Jessie Vetter seemed to had stopped. In fact, the ref blew their whistle when she stopped it. Only problem is that it slid underneath her and into the net. After review, they decided the goal counted anyways, to give Canada the lead. It's a no win position, because the whistle should have never been blown. Uphold it, and the Canadians are denied. Let it go, and now you allowed a stopped play count.
It technically doesn't matter, as both teams advance to the semifinal round anyways, and will most likely face off in the gold medal game. See you for round 2, Canadia.
I honestly didn't expect the men's team to get the first win of the round robin tournament, but they did it this morning with a 9-5 win over Denmark. The ladies didn't fare as well, losing to China 7-4.
It's safe to say neither of these teams are going to sniff a podium.
Upset that Shaun White didn't get a medal on the halfpipe? Cheer up, because the laides made up for it today, as Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark took gold and bronze on the pipe today, sandwiching Torah Bright from Australia. American Hannah Tetter fell just short, finishing 4th.
(BTW, the Netherlands dang near swept another speed skating event, taking Gold and Bronze in Men's 1000m. What is it with the Dutch and skating on ice?!?)
The US now sits with 9 medals (3-1-5), but are falling behind in the count. Norway has the most medals (12), but Deutchland has taken the lead in the golds with 6.