USA Defeats Norway 6-1

Just a few minutes into the game, the United States grabbed the lead. Phil Kessel came streaking into the zone and scored the first goal of the game to give the Americans the lead.

The U.S. led Norway in shots on goal 7-1 five minutes into the opening period. Chris Drury added the second goal for the Americans later in the first.

To begin the second period, Patrick Kane put home a rebound and the USA had a 3-0 lead.

On the power play, the Americans had a chance to go up by four, but Jamie Langenbrunner could not connect on the the one-timer from Kane. As a result, Norway has a two on one rush, in which they beat Ryan Miller to cut the score to 3-1.

After being pinned in their own end, Norway cleared the puck out of the zone. Miller came way out of his net to play the puck, forcing three of the Norway players to stay on the ice. As a result, Ryan Malone scored thee fourth of the game for team USA as Miller earned an assist on the play.

The Americans received another power play chance with four minutes to go in the third period. Zach Parise sent out a one-timer pass that was put in the net by Brian Rafalski to put team USA up 5-1.

The U.S. continued to pour it on in the third. Rafalski connected on another one-timer to up the Americans lead to five. The Americans outshot Norway by a total of 39-11.

Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
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