Ryan Kesler's Penalty Negates USA Goal

A crazy sequence seemingly ended in another U.S. goal, yet Ryan Kesler's interference penalty negated the goal.

First, a Swiss shot on an odd-man advantage looked to have scored but play continued despite the goal light going off. The puck had hit off the low post, and all NBC announcers were convinced the puck had gone in. On the other end of the ice, the United States scored but the goal was immediately waved off.

Some questioned whether it was negated because of a goal on the other end, but in reality it was an interference penalty by Kesler that stopped play. The U.S. killed off the penalty with several big saves by Ryan Miller, and hold a 1-0 lead midway through the third.

Follow along and discuss the game with other hockey fans in SB Nation's live game thread.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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