USA: 0-1


This just in from USA Hockey:

U.S. Men’s National Team Falls to Germany, 2-1, in Overtime
at 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany – Ryan Carter (White Bear Lake, Minn./Anaheim Ducks/Minnesota State Univ.) scored the game-tying goal in the third period, but the U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Germany, 2-1, in overtime here tonight in the opening game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship at VELTINS-Arena in front of a world record crowd of 77,803 fans.

“It was a great event to be a part of,” said Scott Gordon, Team USA’s head coach. “Obviously we’re disappointed with the final result, but I was especially pleased with the way we played in the third period.”

The United States and Germany played a scoreless first period, with Team USA outshooting its opponent, 8-7. Nick Foligno (Buffalo, N.Y./Ottawa Senators), who had his breakaway attempt stopped by Dennis Endras, generated the frame’s best scoring chance, while U.S. netminder Scott Clemmensen (Des Moines, Iowa/Florida Panthers/Boston College) turned aside all seven shots he faced to hold Germany at bay.

In the middle stanza, Michael Wolf netted Germany a 1-0 lead at 5:20. Clemmensen turned aside six shots in the period and Team USA outshot Germany by a 10-7 margin.

Carter knotted the score at 8:28 of the third period. Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass./Boston College), who was stationed at the right-wing half boards, poked the puck to Christian Hanson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Toronto Maple Leafs/Univ. of Notre Dame) at the point, where he took a slap shot that hit off Carter and a German player in front of the net before crossing the goal line.

Felix Schutz scored just 21 seconds into the overtime period to give Germany the win.

Clemmensen, who stopped five shots in the third period, finished the contest with 18 saves.

Team USA will face off against Denmark in its second preliminary-round game on Monday (May 10) at 10:15 a.m. EDT.

NOTES: Ryan Carter was named U.S. Player of the Game … Both the U.S. and Germany were 0-for-4 on the power play … David Moss (Livonia, Mich./Calgary Flames/Univ. of Michigan) and Eric Nystrom (Syosset, N.Y./Calgary Flames/Univ. of Michigan) both played their first collegiate game for the University of Michigan against Michigan State University at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 6, 2001. The game was played in front of the previous world record crowd of 74,544. Chris Kreider participated in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four with Boston College at Ford Field, home of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions, in Detroit, Mich. The world indoor hockey record of of 37,562 was set on April 10, 2010, when Kreider helped Boston College capture the NCAA title … For Team USA’s roster, click here … Coverage of the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team can be found here … All Team USA games, as well as additional international games, will air on Universal Sports and at Visit for the full schedule … All teams in the 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship may begin the tournament with 20 skaters and three goaltenders, and can add two players after the first three games … Scott Gordon, head coach of the NHL’s New York Islanders, is the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team, with Todd Richards, head coach of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, Joe Sacco, head coach of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and Ron Rolston, one of two head coaches at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, serving as assistant coaches … The 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team is under the direction of Brian Burke, general manager; David Poile, associate general manager; and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director for hockey operations at USA Hockey. The U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group, which also includes NHL front-office personnel Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Don Waddell (Atlanta Thrashers), is charged with leading the selection of players for the U.S. Men’s National Team … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.


Scoring By Period

Germany 0 1 0 1 — 2

USA 0 0 1 0 — 1

First Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Oshie (hooking), 1:49; GER, Felski (tripping), 10:11; USA, Dubinsky (tripping), 10:20; GER, Hager (roughing), 18:54.

Second Period – Scoring: 1, GER, Wolf (Muller, Ullmann), 5:20. Penalties: GER, Butenschon (cross-checking), 6:16; USA, Chorney (high-sticking), 15:52.

Third Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Carter (unassisted), 8:28. Penalties: GER, Dietrich (hooking), 3:59; USA, Galiardi (holding), 10:19.

Overtime – Scoring: 3, GER, Schutz (unassisted), :21. Penalties: None.

Shots by period:
Ger 7 7 5 1 — 20
USA 8 10 14 0 — 32
Goalies, Ger, Endras 32-31; USA Clemmensen 20-18.

Power Play: GER 0-4; USA 0-4
Penalties: GER 4-8; USA 4-8
Officials: Referees-Christer Larking (SWE), Chris Savage (CAN); Linesmen-Roger Arm (SUI), Tobias Wehrli (SUI)

Attendance: 77,8033

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  1. i’ll give it to ya 4ever!! i dont think anyone noticed for about 5 minutes… i just noticed cuz i saw a new title out of the corner of my eye

  2. True fans bleed RW&B on

    Blog went from one crazy discussion to another.

    No thank you on the halak trade. Hank is still better and it is ridiculous to think anything you get for him will make the team more competitive when he is the single most competitive part of this team. The logic is asham-backwards!

  3. Chris Kreider has played in both the indoor and outdoor hockey games to have the highest ever attendance.

    The indoor game being this years Frozen Four finals at Ford Field. (alliteration anyone?)

    And todays outdoor game.

  4. billybleedsblue on

    70,000?!? Wow, that’s more than the seasonal totals for attendance in Jersey!

  5. True fans bleed RW&B on

    That can’t be completely true, billy! When I go the stands are packed with rangers fans!

  6. billybleedsblue on

    Haha, I know! But I couldn’t pass it up! Ahhhhhhhhh… still waiting for Slats to retire btw :/

  7. I don’t know, but Pronger has been playing like he’s missing a prong or something.

  8. billybleedsblue on

    Sweep? what on earth for? I want these teams to go seven games and beat each other into the ice! Who cares who wins, as long as they are broken? Of course, this is coming from somebody who recently started cheering for a certain team in red playing a certain defending champions…

  9. I just want to see Kane and Toes’ team win the Cup. If they don’t, then it’s another waste of a year. I don’t want any of these teams winning the Cup.

    Especially the Sharks. Last thing the NHL needs is Heatley drinking and driving, and forgetting to put a seat belt on the Cup. It will fly out the window, and the NHL will have a carppy trophy.

    Not as bad as the MLB’s Six Flags tribute trophy.

  10. billybleedsblue on

    Fine, but if it’s a sweep, then let it be in a lot of overtimes…so they can beat each other into the ice for many more “games” within 1 game please.

  11. billybleedsblue on

    I wish to never hear the crease referred to as “the paint” again please, thanks.

  12. They cant win in 4!! That’d be too easy for Boston! Oh, wait… I’m so effing confused.

  13. billybleedsblue on

    Or the use of kitchen utensils as actions on the ice… ladled, knifed, spooned, seafood forked, etc….

  14. can openered.

    Orr, I don’t think anybody can do more damage to the trophy than the 1994 NYR, who created the need for Stanley to have full-time body guards.

  15. Ilb2001 May 7th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    They cant win in 4!! That’d be too easy for Boston! Oh, wait… I’m so effing confused.


    one day at a time ILB, you can do it!!

  16. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Seems safe to come out now…

  17. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    I touched the Cup in 1992 , Dam Penguin germs all over it!!!

  18. Lin, Did you see the episode with that boxer with the funny cry? I was in pain from the laughter.

    Nothing beats the girl that was addicted to the Dust Cleaner.

    I love Intervention. Sometimes i forget that it’s a serious show.

  19. billybleedsblue on

    Carp! Ya see the Broadstreet Bullies yet? I watched it with a NON hockey fan, and afterwards, it left him more interested in the NHL. Why doesn’t the league do more things like this to attract new fans?

    Myself? I liked the show, and plan to watch it again at some point. It was nauseating at points, but it was informative and entertaining.

  20. i have to start watching that show! i watched a few episodes of hoarders. i forget when these shows are on, except for the psychic kids one, love that.

    Billy, you mean the shoot out is not enough to attract new fans?

  21. billybleedsblue on

    Linda, lol, good point. The NHL has done enough already (to further confuse non-savvy fans and annoy the die-hards).

  22. billy, i don’t get HBO. So, no.

    Tony, that’s the rumor.

    The best story is the Montreal team that had to change a flat tire and left the Cup by the side of the road.

  23. Olga Folkyerself on


    Tied up! Now finish them off at home!

  24. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Billy , Yeah I touched it after that!!! I know it was polished cuz the guys with white gloves took it out wearing thier gloves. I dunno If we were allowed to touch it but right before my buddy took the picture I quikly put my left arm around the cup and touched it while I had my other finger pointing up at number one. I’d have to google and see why the Stanley Cup was in Saskatoon after the Penguins won the cup?

  25. A week after winning this year’s Stanley Cup, Red Wings Kris Draper put his newborn daughter Kamryn in the Cup where she did what newborn babies do. We’ll let Draper explain: “She pooped in the Cup…We had a pretty good laugh. I still drank out of it that night, so no worries.”

  26. billybleedsblue on

    “3-3. Imagine being Flyers fan right now?”


    Montreal flat-tire story:

    The Stanley Cup was also lost, but no one picked it up. In 1924, Montreal Canadiens players were on their way to a victory party at owner Leo Dandurand’s house. The players had set the Cup on the sidewalk snowbank while they changed a flat tire. When arrived at Dandurand’s house, they realized they had left the Cup on the sidewalk. They hurriedly drove back, and were relieved to see the silver bowl sitting right where they left it, completely untouched.

  27. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Flyers need to feel the pain!!!!!

  28. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Someone needs to Poop on Drapers head for letting that happen!! Its too gross to be funny .

  29. ZzZz 13 ZzZz " is comming back !!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    …and poop on Car-silly-o too!!!

  30. dumb and dumber ilb. they complete each other, ew now there’s a visual none of us needed!

  31. Looks like we are going to Boston. I’ll leave it at that :)

    I honestly prefer to use the word poop instead of mentioning that carcillo Carcillo around the cup

  32. billybleedsblue on

    At some point this blog will be completely unreadable by newbies. Hilarious!

  33. i agree ilb, its disgraceful!! may that name NEVER be engraved on the Stanley Cup, and may he never be a Ranger!!!

  34. LMAO, billy! If they look at my post at 9:13 they would think I was talking line combos.

  35. maybe i should create the blog dictionary, in the same way we have the Nickname list and the Gregisms!!

    i hope mako grasshoppa comes back for the pre season so we can begin work on the 2010-2011 Nickname list lol

  36. billybleedsblue on

    To be honest, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what “Byfuglien” means…

    LOL, nice job Vs. picking up that shot of the stunned Flyers fans.

  37. byfuglien is a nicer way to say FIRETRUCKIN (just remove some letters lol)

  38. billybleedsblue on

    Linda, thanks for clarifying, I was kinda guessing that, but wasn’t totally sure. There should almost be like a newbie primer or a glossary of terms…

  39. i’ll work on that billy. if you are on FB, you should join the boneheads group

  40. billybleedsblue on

    Ugh, I would if I could but I don’t know how. I don’t FB. Maybe a phony account is in order? I dunno, I’ve resisted thus far…

  41. Let’s just get out of this game without any hits batsmen.

    If we were to hit someone, somehow the Red Sox will play the victims, then attack us tomorrow, and the media will be on their side.

  42. I think I’d consider this week to be complete if the Flyers stay home after tonight.

  43. Come on, Boston, it’s time to put Flyers out of their misery. I want to see the Chicago match.

  44. if he has another game like he did the last time, it’d be pretty good backin up

  45. Flyers live to fight another day.

    Let’s go to Vancouver which just tied it at 2.

  46. lmao i am way behind that JB… its still 2-1 and the stream just froze…damnyou hockeystreams

  47. Olga Folkyerself on

    Definitely, ilb. Monday. I don’t want them anywhere near a game 7.

  48. my apologies Olga!! i’m gonna go check the skies because the flyers and yankees won tonight… there must be some kind of alignment

  49. Yankees won? Who did they play? Don’t tell me they played…
    Cardiac arrest happens…

  50. if his name is pronounced taves, i’m typing it that way… because i can

    oh nice tricked out name olga!

  51. lmfao tr!!!!

    earlier when taves was in the box, one of the green men was in the seat on his head, and his legs were moving like he was riding a bike! We need these guys at Rangers games next year! Torts would be ballistic if they were near him! Madcap hilarity ensues!

  52. Green man wearing an ugly tie for Torts, Linda. Im sure we can find a bonehead who would do it.

  53. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    Chicago has got to win. I can’t take a double setback tonight.

  54. i bet ORR would do it for entenmanns donuts, that burger from Burger King, and a side salad to keep it healthy!!

  55. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    Hossa dumb penalty! They were looking for a makeup call.

    5-3 now.

  56. Lin, I’d definitely do that. And speaking of Donuts, I was surprised to wake up to an 8 pack of crumb cake donuts sitting in the kitchen.

    First things in the morning, crumb cake donut, Raisin Bran, and Vanilla Milk. That’s how i start my day!

  57. what kind of beer?

    ORR, i would definitely get you the donuts and burger king if you did that! you would be a bigger bonehead legend than you already are lol

  58. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    I guess a Sam Adams Wheat beer would be appropriate.

    Boston. Every chance I get:)

  59. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    Black Hawks better not try to sit on a 2 goal lead. Not with this team…

  60. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    so three things I have noticed

    lapierre makes a point to hit someone…I really like that guy.

    gill is proof positive you can be a big slow physical guy and make it in the league. all you have to do is keep people close and be smart…..sign witt!!!!

    talbot scores some clutch goals (not tonight)!

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I am stoked as hell that montreal is getting a MLS team in a couple of seasons!!

    I mean (according to carp) I am no linda, but i think the MLS in montreal is cool!!

    Dan boyle is the biggest piece of carcillo in the league period.

  61. wrong wicky. every team in nhl passed on witt. the game has totally passed him by. but somehow you know better?

  62. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on


    at the time of the year yes, you honestly think he won’t have a job next season????

  63. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    what? you mean he isn’t a regular (or she)…..hmmm

  64. dan ‘slewy’ boyle, own goal and an assist on the other own goal..

    and I AM NO WICKY

  65. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    karma on boyle! carcillo is a punk, but at least he answers the bell, boyle is just pure carcillo with a yellow streak!

  66. reginald dunlop on

    Big Buff is a tad cocky, isn’t he?

    yep……..wish he was in ranger blue or we had some guys like him who could play

  67. witt has 1 year left at 3 million. no team will touch him and islanders will bury him in minors.

  68. I HATE to give NBC any of my money, so I wanted to buy the WC “Tournament Pass” from the IIHF website…and here is what the website tells me:

    Product Overview

    « From what countries-regions can I access games?

    » You can access the games from any countries with the following exceptions: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, USA, China, Hungary, Romania and France.

    Say what?? USA is on exception list and Canada isn’t?? Just another reason to dislike Canada: P

    Half of the participating countries can’t BUY a tournament pass from the IIHF website directly?? Who runs that tournament? People from Versus? I know there are other ways to watch these games but not being able to buy the product directly from the seller is kind of stupid…oh well…i guess they won’t be getting my money :)

  69. well, watching when its not freezing! i guess i’ll see that play about six times

  70. aaaaaw there’s mdz. and now the feed is lost. wow, they really suck for this!

  71. i do get Univesal Sports but i wanted to watch every game…plus, Univesal Sports picture quality is horrible!

    Thanks Eric…i had no idea that tsn shows the games.

  72. last time i tried to watch on tsn, it informed me i could not because the game was only available to residents of Canada…wth!? LOL

  73. thats is exactly what i mean Linda… i rather pay $40 and know that i can watch it on my own terms and any time i want to!

  74. i gotta hand it to hockeystreams though, they fixed whatever the problem was with the feed, and i’ve not had a problem since. Even though the Rangers season was tumultuous, ( i KNOW i spelled that wrong) that was the BEST $70 i spent!!

  75. 4-1 canada, and why do they keep playing Bryan Adams ‘Summer of 69″ each time a goal is scored?

  76. >>Hockey and Italy still looks strange to me…its like Hockey in Africa… lol

    Or hockey in south Florida?

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