The USA Olympic hockey team is scheduled to face Finland tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM. The US shutout Switzerland in the quarterfinal round, 2-0. We also outshot the Swiss throughout the entire game, failing to put the puck in the net until the final period. If all goes as planned, the US will be facing Canada in a rematch of the preliminary games for the gold medal game on Sunday, February 28th.
Although we don't have the same young college kids from the 1980 USA Hockey roster, the 2010 USA team has great chemistry, the will to win and the opportunity to capture the gold. I don't think it would be as large as Al Michaels screaming, "Do you believe in miracles?, Yes!" But it would definitely bring back those feelings and memories of that historic game against the Russians en route to the gold medal winner over, none other than tomorrows opponent, Finland.
Hockey has never seemed more exciting to me than it does right now. The U-S-A chants will be ringing in Boston as I'm sure they will be throughout the country. I'm extremely pumped for tomorrows game and really hope that we can win the gold medal game on Sunday as well, whether it be against Canada or Slovakia. Nothing brings a nation together more than a major event like this.
Thanks to iceman9294 for the photo of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team.