Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Magical Night for Team USA at World Juniors

The big news last night in Washington (other than the buzz that the Redskins will be hiring yet another new coach - Hockey Mom stifles huge yawn here), was the introduction of Alex Ovechkin as the Captain of Washington Capitals.

But many miles away in frigid Saskatoon, Team USA was in a game for the ages and defying many naysayers, ended Canada's gold medal streak by defeating them in a nailbiting overtime game by a final score of 6-5. Last night's game was hockey at its best - with Canada scoring two goals a minute and 14 seconds apart to take the battle into OT. The Cinderella story belonged to Team USA's 17-year old net minder Jack Campbell, who was sent in cold in the second period and helped USA win its second World Junior Championship gold medal. And of course we can't forget the beautiful game winning goal, netted by none other than future Capital John Carlson, last night was one that will be forever etched in his memory!

A huge Hockey Mom congrats to Team USA for an incredible run - enjoy your hard-earned glory and you made us all proud!

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