Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ducks Watch, Day 1!

Hello and welcome to Duck Watch, your coverage for all of the Ducks playing for their respective teams in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics!

Today's opening match features two of the Duck's stars, Bobby Ryan and Jonas Hiller, in addition to Ryan Whitney and Luca Sbisa, as Switzerland faces the USA Hockey team in the preliminary round.

Team USA is expected to win this round, and they've already made a start towards that goal.

Currently, it's the start of the second stanza and Team USA is leading with one goal from Ducks superstar Bobby Ryan. Ryan scored in the first period on the other fan favorite, Jonas Hiller, who is netminding for Switzerland.

Update: Team USA is now up by 3 goals to none, with a goal by David Backles of the Sabres five minutes into the second period, and a powerplay goal by Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone just three minutes later, after a hooking call to the Swiss.

Update: 12:30 in the third period, Swiss go on their first powerplay after a hooking call on Joe Pavelski.

Update: USA with a successful PK, go right back to being shorthanded as Ryan Suter is sent to the sin bin for roughing. Swiss dont repeat their first mistake, Roman Wick scores the first tally for Switzerland, 9:45 in the third.

Update: Final score, 3-1 to Team USA! Next game is Thursday, vs Norway.


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