The 10th one’s the tricky one

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Switzerland was 9-0 at the World Championship through Saturday. But Sweden is the World Champion, coming back from an early deficit to win gold on Sunday.

The U.S. coughed up a 2-0 lead in the bronze-medal game, but Alex Galchenyuk scored on back-to-back shootout attempts, one to keep the thing going and the next to win it, and we’re No. 3. John Gibson (36 saves) was strong again.

The United States’ medal history in this tournament in the past 50 years: bronze medals, 1996, 2004, 2013. That is all. (There are just 12 other top-fives in those 50 years.)

Nino Niederreiter, 5-3-8 in those 10 games, finished tied for 11th in the tournament.

Michael Fornabaio

3 Responses

  1. MarioGazz says:

    Hank, you put him on the wing with JT and Moulson and the kid will shine. He was on the 4th line with Reasoner and getting 3 minutes a game. Tavares wouldnt shine with those minutes/pairings.

  2. hank says:

    Nino a great NHL player!?!!?!? hmmmmmmmm

  3. MarioGazz says:

    Michael, they cannot trade Nino. I know he had the little rant at the beginning of the year, which I think was justified, he is gonna turn out in my opinion to be a good-great NHL player.