Olympic Men's Hockey-USA Canada for Gold Preview and Analysis

Louis PisanoAnalyst IFebruary 27, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 21:  Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada trips over goalie Ryan Miller of the United States during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Canada and USA on day 10 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 21, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. Team USa won 5-3.  (Photo by Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)
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The speed and tenacity of the USA, backstopped by the unwavering Ryan Miller will face the big bruising Canadians and emergence of goalie Roberto Luongo between the pipes for the almighty Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold medal.


This battle between the North American rivals that share the largest unprotected boarder in the world is nothing short of world war III.


Laura Secord will rise from her grave for the Canadian side and George Washington will do the same for the States in hopes of helping vault their teams to Gold.   


The USA won the first battle between these two teams in a preliminary game though were outshot and out played, but have since looked to be the team to beat.


The way the USA came out against the Finn’s in the first period was some of the most dominant hockey in the tourney as pucks were going in from everywhere.


Some of the players that were expected to be the cornerstones of the US team finally broke out.


Canada has come together as a team and is now living up to the title of pre-tournament favorite, though they have to play a complete game as they did against Russia.


The Canadians can’t fall asleep for periods of time as they seemed to do against the Slovaks in the third period, barring a huge save by Luongo that game may have gone to overtime.


Who will be the hero in this game?


Which goalie will make the bigger save?


Which forward line will shine?


Who will be the stronger defensive side?


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Check out http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5064269 for the Saturdays recorded show and full Olympic Gold Medal breakdown!


For an answer to these questions tune into “Get the Puck Out” live to air hockey show at 6 PM EST while Mark Ritter and I breakdown the Gold medal matchup on www.morencysports.com or go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/morency-sports-tv


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