The other day, I mentioned how the closeness of the score of the U.S. women's hockey game against Canada wasn't as indicative of how much Canada outplayed the Americans. Today, was a similar situation, in reverse. The United States beat Sweden 6-1. And the game wasn't even that close. The U.S. had an amazing 70 shots on goal -- while Sweden only had nine. (After the first period, the U.S. had outshot Sweden 29-1.)
The Gold Medal game in women's hockey will be on Thursday. The U.S. will be playing against the winner of today's game between Canada and Finland. Canada is expected to win. Even if you're not a big hockey fan, the game should be fast-paced and exciting to watch, called by Doc Emrick. Consider setting the DVR, since it will likely start very early.
For my taste, with a week of Olympic Watching under my belt, the best expert analysts for NBC have been A.J. Mleczko on women's hockey, Dan Jansen for speed skating, and Apolo Ohno with short-track skating. They've been informative, objective, insightful and entertaining. A close runner-up is Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir doing figure skating on NBC Sports Network.
One reason I liked watching the women's biathlon is because I got to hear the maniacal analyst Chad Salmela keep shouting out the name Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle. The winner, by the way, was Darya Domracheva from Belarus who won her third Gold Medal in the event. Not shabby.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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