Didn't I just write yesterday that Team Finland has an elite goaltender? Yeah, I did say that. Whoops.
Miikka Kiprusoff (left) had the best save percentage among Olympic goalies entering Friday's semifinal showdown with Team USA. Well, guess what? The Americans scored on four of their first seven shots and chased Kiprusoff from the game on their way to a dominating 6-1 victory.
It was 6-0 by the time the game was 13 minutes old. The Americans played fast, smart and physical. The Finns were slow, stupid and weak. What a rout.
Patrick Kane scored twice. Ryan Malone, Zach Parise, Eric Johnson and Paul Stastny also dented the net.
"It was a crazy 12 minutes," Kane said. "I've never been a part of something like that. It seemed like we were scoring every shift."
Canada and Slovakia are under way in the other semifinal now. The winner plays Team USA for gold at 2 p.m. Sunday.
UPDATE: Canada hangs on to beat Slovakia, 3-2. The Canadians had a 3-0 lead halfway through the third period, but the Slovaks came storming back. Pavol Demitra rings the crossbar in the closing seconds for Slovakia. So close to sending it into overtime. But the Sunday showdown is set.
Who knew the Canadians would have a tougher time than the Americans today? Certainly not me. What a crazy Olympic tournament this has been.