Evan Lysacek was the start of the show in Vancouver on Day 7. The American upset the might Russian and defending gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko in Men's Figure Skating with the best routine of his life. "It was definitely my best, and that's what I came here to do," Lysacek said.
American Julia Mancuso won her second silver medal in two days with an impressive showing in Thursday's Women's Super Combined. Lindsey Vonn, who was the event's leader after the downhill portion, clipped a gate in the slalom and crashed, ending her hopes of a second medal (for now, at least).
The American's success on the halfpipe continued Thursday night, with Hannah Teter wining silver and Kelly Clark taking the bronze. But the real story was Australia's Torah Bright rallying back after a fall on her first run in the finals to win the gold medal.
The U.S. Men's Hockey team pulled away from Norway late and won, 6-1, but they still have some work to do in these Winter Games. Meanwhile, the host country had a slightly more difficult day, needing a shootout to dispatch a feisty team from Switzerland.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: the U.S. Men's Curling team lost in extra ends when skip John Shuster was unable to deliver on the the final throw. Yep, happened again. The men, who won bronze in 2006, are now 0-4, and will need to win their final five games in round robin play just to even have a slim chance of advancing to the medal round.
Elsewhere, Christine Nesbitt won the Women's Speed Skating 1000m, giving Canada its third gold medal of the Games, and Norway continued its dominance in biathlon, picking up three more medals in the sport today.