Tweeting the USA-Canada Olympic Hockey Game Live from Vancouver: First Period

Joe O'DonnellContributor IFebruary 28, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 28:  Dustin Brown #32 of the United States has his shot on goal saved by Roberto Luongo #1 of Canada during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada on day 17 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The following are my first period tweets from the USA-Canada gold medal game live from Vancouver. Follow me on Twitter @jodonnell13.

"I got a feeling—wooohooooo..." I think Miller's stepping up big and USA escapes 3-2. Gotta score first. 34 minutes ago via web

Every bar in Vancouver has a line out the door. It's a truly amazing atmosphere. 33 minutes ago via web

Couldn't pull of media seats for this one, so I'm watching it at the USOC Press Office with my Main Press Centre peeps. 32 minutes ago via web

Watching on CTV...eager to hear how the Canuck announcers handle this one. 29 minutes ago via web

Has Mike Babcock ever smiled? Ever? 28 minutes ago via web

Duncan keith gets shooting started vs. Miller. 26 minutes ago via web

Big hits being thrown around early. Both ways. 25 minutes ago via web

U.S. is hanging in there early. No crazy Canadian start to get the crowd even more insane. 24 minutes ago via web

4-on-2 Canadian rush fails. Can't have a ton of those. 23 minutes ago via web

Rick Nash is absolutely gigantic. HUGE 20 minutes ago via web

I still haven't gotten used to the automatic icing when the puck crosses the line. Reminds me of squirts. 19 minutes ago via web

Inches away from 1-0 USA. Duncan Keith saves a goal. 13 minutes ago via web

That Brooks Orpik hit by the USA bench was straight out of NHL '96 for Sega Genesis. 12 minutes ago via web

Switching from CTV to NBC...gotta get me some Mike Emrick. 10 minutes ago via web

Nevermind—NBC is 7 seconds behind. Can't let the Canadians on the other side of this partition get too far ahead of us and ruin everything 8 minutes ago via web

Toews goal, Canada 1-0...all about the forecheck. 7 minutes ago via web

Kinda like to see Pavelski send Crosby flying... 6 minutes ago via web

By the way, I saw Cris Collinsworth walking around Vancouver this morning. Even more horse-ish in person... less than a minute ago via web

Before that last U.S. flurry, 9-2 scoring chances in favor of Canada. Yikes. USA has to put one in in the first few minutes of 2nd. less than 10 seconds ago via web