Team USA Crushes Finland, Earns Spot in Finals

Tyler JuranovichCorrespondent IIIFebruary 27, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 26:  Phil Kessel #81 of the United States smiles after Team USA's 6-1 victory during the ice hockey men's semifinal game between the United States and Finland on day 15 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 26, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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After a  6-1 victory over the Finns, the USA has earned a spot in the Olympic finals to play for the gold against the winner of the Canada-Slovakia game. 


The USA came out clicking on all cylinders, scoring six goals in 13 minutes, putting away the game before the Finns even had a chance. The Finns were shocked as the Americans lit up the lamp early on in the game. 


The USA has not played for the gold medal in 30 years, but they can't be feeling the heat, since a game like this can only give the momentum to the Americans before a major match. There is no doubt the Americans will bring the momentum and the intensity that they showed this afternoon against Finland to the gold medal game versus Canada or Slovakia. 


The Americans have gone against all odds this Olympic season, beating the heavily-favored Canadians, and have not been given much credit due to their lack of experience. So far they haven't let that come in between them and their pursuit for the gold medal. 


The Canada-Slovakia game airs tonight at 9:30 PM ET. 

Whichever team wins tonight's game, it should still be a great final game for the gold.