The highlight of Day 10 in Vancouver came at night. It was not the second coming of the Miracle on Ice (or anything even remotely close to it) but Team USA did beat Canada, 5-3, led by a pair of Brian Rafalski goals. Canada now has to play an extra game in qualification, while the U.S. receives a bye, and what should be an easier quarterfinal game. Read plenty more at SB Nation's game stream.
In the third men's alpine skiing event of the Winter Games, American Bode Miller won his third medal. And in Sunday's Super Combined, it was his first ever Olympic gold. Miller was in seventh place after the morning's downhill run, but then vaulted himself atop the medal stand with one of the fastest slalom runs. Bode's total of five career Olympics medals is two more than any other U.S. skier.
In what was basically a must-win game for the Men's U.S. Curling team, they lost, 4-2, to Great Britain. The Americans are now just 2-5, and all but eliminated for contention for the medal round.
Ski Cross made its Olympic debut Sunday, with Switzerland's Michael Schmid taking home the gold. The sport is equal parts snowboard cross, moto-cross and insanity. It is four skiers at a time racing down a moto-cross course, and officially described as an event with "turns in a variety of types and sizes, flat sections and traverses, as well as rolls, banks and ridge."
Elsewhere, Russia held off Czech Republic, 4-2, in men's hockey ... Germany took both gold and silver in the Women's Biathlon 12km ... Russia's Evgeny Ustyugov took the gold in the Men's Biathlon 15km ... Germany won gold and silver in Men's Two-Man Bobsled, with USA's best team finishing sixth ... In Women's Speed Skating 1500m, Holland's Ireen Wust took gold, her third career Olympic medal.
After 10 days of competition, the United States is still the big leader in both the overall medal count and total gold medals, with 24 and seven, respectively. Another medal and America will tie their performance at the 2006 Games in Turin.