Round 1 of Round 3 goes to Syracuse, a 6-3 winner tonight in Providence. The Crunch built a 4-1 lead, withstood two goals in 13 seconds by the Bruins, then scored two empty-netters. Game 2 is Sunday night.
Forgot to link to the U.S. national team’s loss to Finland on Friday. My cable was out, perhaps protecting me from that. Ah well. The Americans finish fifth, while the semifinals matchups are Canada-Russia and Sweden-Finland on Saturday.
And RIP, Dick Mattson.