Parise's Two Goals, Miller's Shutout Sends USA To Semifinals

The United States continues its gutsy run toward a gold medal, beating Switzerland 2-0 to move on to the semifinals and to get the chance to at least play for a bronze medal.

Zach Parise broke the scoreless game in the third period with a hard-working power play goal, and Ryan Miller made 18 saves in the game to become the first American goaltender with a shutout since the 2002 Olympics. Miller needed to make several big saves in the third period when the Swiss put the pressure on with 11 shots, most in the final minutes. Yet Parise iced the win with his second of the game, scoring an empty-net goal with 10 seconds remaining.

The United States will next face the winner of tonight's Finland-Czech Republic game, with the semifinal game starting at 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday afternoon.

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

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