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  • May 8, 2020
    The last time the Canadian and American mens hockey teams met at the Olympics, Sidney Crosbys golden goal electrified the entire country. [b]https://www.clevelandfootballshop.com/27-Jersey[/b] . This time, the two nations meet not for the gold medal, but for a chance at it. Listen on TSN Radio as Canada takes on the United States in the semifinals at 11:30am et/8:30am pt. For Canada, the semifinal offers another chance for their talented forward corps to break out of their goal-scoring funk. Of the 13 goals Canada has scored at the 2014 Games, only six have come from their forwards. Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings remains the only Canadian forward to have scored multiple goals in Sochi, having notched a natural hat trick against Austria in the preliminary round. The United States, meanwhile, has seen their offence click on all cylinders – scoring a tournament-high 20 goals through the quarter-final round. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel leads all Olympians with eight points and five goals through four games. He and his linemates – San Jose Sharks centre Joe Pavelski and his Toronto teammate James van Riemsdyk – have combined for 18 points so far at the tournament. The American attack has been the opposite of the Canadians thus far at the Games, with all but three of their goals coming from their forward ranks. While the Americans are expected to ice the same lineup they have employed throughout the Games thus far, injuries have necessitated a change up front for the Canadians. New York Islanders captain John Tavares suffered a knee injury that put an end to his NHL season in Canadas quarterfinal game against Latvia. He will be replaced up front by Matt Duchene. Canadas Carey Price goes into the game with a .941 save precentage while Jonathan Quick is not far behind at .935. Canada has won three of their four meetings with the United States since the NHL began full Olympic participation in 1998. The United States only win came in the preliminary round of the 2010 Games. Both teams enter the semifinals at the Sochi Olympics with unbeaten records after finishing atop their respective qualifying groups. Both teams, however, have been pushed to the limit at least once by their opposition. T.J. Oshie earned his Sochi celebrity by carrying the U.S. to a shootout win over Russia in the preliminary round. Canada, meanwhile, needed overtime to beat Finland in their Group B matchup. The winner of the Canada-U.S. matchup will meet the winner of Fridays other semifinal between Sweden and Finland in Sundays gold medal game. [b]https://www.clevelandfootballshop.com/71-Jersey[/b] . - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury. [b]https://www.clevelandfootballshop.com/96-Jersey[/b] . The 90-plus minutes of play are about trends and approach.Canadians Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins scored a combined 26 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the San Antonio Spurs 82-70 in NBA Summer League play on Sunday in Las Vegas. Bennett, the first-overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, finished with 13 points, a game-high 14 rebounds and two assists. Wigggins, the first-overall selection in this years draft, scored 13 points to go along with three rebounds and two blocks. [b]https://www.clevelandfootballshop.com/76-Jersey[/b]. The Cavaliers are now 2-0 in Summer League play after beating the Milwaukee Bucks 70-68 on Friday. Wiggins scored 18 points in that game, while Bennett finished with 15 points. ' ' '