March 22, 2018

US stuns Sweden to win first Olympic gold in men's curling

24 February 2018, 11:12 | Randolph Howard

Jae C. Hong Associated Press Kendall Coyne left and Hilary Knight celebrated after winning the women's gold medal

United States&apos Kendall Coyne left and Hilary Knight celebrate after winning the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung South Korea Thursday Feb. 22 2018

Germany stunned defending champions Canada 4-3 Friday to reach the men's Olympic ice hockey final for the first time.

Shuster followed that with a perfectly delivered strike into the house that took out not one but both Swedish stones, giving the USA a total of five points in the end and setting off a celebration among the American fans, who throatily chanted "U-S-A!" The Americans wound up with the five closest rocks to the bulls-eye, a five-point round that is essentially unheard of at this level of competition. So Macek, like lots of Canadian hockey players before him, moved to Germany, where he's played the last five seasons in the German League, most recently in Munich. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch NBCSN live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app. It was his perfect-when-it-had-to-be shot that defeated Canada in the preliminaries and kept America alive, followed by his cathartic tears in an interview with NBC Sports.

John Shuster has found his long-awaited redemption. It was a day of sporting ignominy for hockey-mad Canada, winners of the last two Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey. That led to a more complex end - and when the US missed a chance to clear Sweden's stones on a deflection, the Swedes capitalized by taking two points.

From there, Sweden was playing catch-up.

Sweden has been the most consistent team at the Gangneung Curling Center, first in the round-robin standings at 7-2 and an easy 10-4 victor against the Americans a week ago. That left Shuster with a relatively mundane shot for an nearly unprecedented score.

The teams scored in bunches again in the third period, with three goals coming in under four minutes and the Canadians capturing the larger share once more. "I'm getting my heart broken, I feel like, by this sport - and this is silly". Shuster and fellow teammate John Landsteiner were forced to make their own team dubbed "The Rejects" and ended up working their way back to the top.

Mr. T added: "I know what you are doing and I understand the athletic ability that it takes".

Since Nagano, Canada and the United States have held a duopoly on Olympic women's ice hockey, contesting every final except one when Sweden crashed the party at the 2006 Turin Olympics to take silver.

Then he shook hands to concede the match. "Everybody's disappointed. We knew what we wanted and we worked hard to get here and we came up a little bit short".

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We don't want to just sit here and we don't want to be next", Andy Kowalczyk, Clarence High School senior said. Emma also spoke out about President Trump's response to the shooting and against the NRA. "We want change.

With Trump clapping along, the American fans in the crowd chanted "U-S-A!"

The right medals were quickly retrieved and swapped out.

On Twitter, #curling was the top trend on the USA, and "Shuster" was second during the game.

South Korea will play Sweden in the women's final on Sunday.

St. Germain can't wait for the event that, for many Canadians, is the pinnacle of the Olympic Winter Games: the men's hockey championship game.

But he performed so badly he was benched, and then finished ninth of 10 teams in Sochi.

"Melody Davidson, general manager of Canada's national team programs, said: "[Larocque] is very remorseful and takes responsibility for her error.

They beat all of the teams chosen instead of them.

While members of Shuster's team may have been speechless Saturday night in PyeongChang, there will undoubtedly be many, many words written about them for years to come.

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