U.S. hockey takes it to Canada

us-canada-hockey-scrum.jpgSoCal hockey players were all over Sunday's hugely entertaining Olympics match won 5-3 by the U.S., especially the Kings' young defenseman Drew Doughty. He manned the point on Canada's top power-play unit and was trusted to be on the ice during Canada's desperate flurry hoping to avoid the upset. That's pretty unusual for a 20-year-old. The Ducks' Bobby Ryan got on the scoring list with an assist, while teammates Scott Niedermayer, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and Kings' captain Dustin Brown and Jack Johnson all played key roles. Ex-Kings Jeremy Roenick and Eddie Olczyk even did some color commentating on MSNBC.

Overheard from excited NBC announcer during game: "This has been tremendously tremendous."


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