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Olympic Update: Brodeur shines in Canada win, Parise records first Olympic point in victory

With Canada tied with Switzerland and heading into a shootout, Martin Brodeur needed to be stellar to gain a critical two points.

Brodeur stopped all for Swiss shooters, and Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout as Canada beat Switzerland, 3-2, in Vancouver.

Team Canada got on the scoreboard first on a goal by Dany Heatley (San Jose Sharks). Canada pushed their lead to two in the second period with a powerplay goal from Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks).

After that goal, Switzerland staged their comeback.

Ivo Ruthemann scored the first goal for the Swiss. Ruthemann blasted a shot past the glove of Brodeur, and the shot clanged off the post and in for the goal. Patrick von Guten tied the game at two with ten seconds left in the second period.

After a scoreless third period and overtime, both teams went to a shootout, where Brodeur shined. The Devils’ goalie stopped all four shooters; shooters he’s never faced in NHL action. Brodeur stopped 21 of 23 shots for the victory.

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Team USA used a three-goal third period to defeat Norway, 6-0, in Vancouver.

Zach Parise recorded his first Olympic point, assisting on a goal by Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks). Ex-Devil Brian Rafalski (Detroit Red Wings) scored two goals in the third period to ice the victory. Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres) made 10 saves in the victory.

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As I’m writing this, Russia is currently leading Slovakia, 1-0, in Vancouver. Russia received a goal from Alexei Morozov. Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) has been flying around the ice, and he’s really thrown his weight around. He hit Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins), and the 6’6″ defenseman crumpled to the ice.

Ilya Kovalchuk looks fast on the ice, but he doesn’t have anything of note in the game.

I’ll update with the results at a later time.

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Just a note: USA and Canada square off Sunday in the final game of group play. The US currently leads Canada, 8-7, in total points. It’ll be a very interesting game to watch.

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