In the waning seconds of the second period, it appeared as if the United States had finally figured out how to beat Jonas Hiller: let him score on himself.
Hiller attempted to bat a puck out of the air, instead knocking the loose puck onto his shoulder. In his attempt to gain control, he falls back and knocks the puck into his own goal. It appeared as if they had finally scored, had finally gotten on the board against a goaltender playing an absolutely brilliant goal.
Yet the goal was disallowed, as it was scored after time expired. Like, 0.10 seconds after time expired.
Time had expired literally a split second before the puck crossed the goal line. Unlike in basketball, where a shot let go before the buzzer counts, in hockey the puck has to completely cross the goal line before time expires to be counted.
USA is outshooting Switzerland 34-8, yet have come no closer to scoring than they did in the first. Not counting the goal that didn't count of course.
They're also 0-for-3 on the power play, and can't seem to generate any chances with the man-advantage. Like I said earlier, a dangerous game for the U.S. One goal by the Swiss, and all this hard work and all those shots mean zilch.
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