US falls to Canada in hockey, will play for bronze

US falls to Canada in hockey, will play for bronze

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Jamie Benn #22 of Canada scores a second-period goal against Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julio Cortez-Pool/Getty Images)

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by Associated Presss

KMOV.com

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM

SOCHI, Russia -- Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they’re guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.

After its first loss in Sochi, the U.S. will face Finland for bronze on Saturday.

The defending Olympic champions left no doubt about their North American hockey supremacy in a semifinal rematch of the final game of the Vancouver Games, won on Sidney Crosby’s golden goal.

 

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