Tim Thomas Can't Catch A Break; Miettinen Busts USA's Shutout

You can't really fault Tim Thomas for allowing the first goal by a USA opponent in nearly 120 minutes, but he'll probably get the blame anyways. Just six minutes after relieving starting goaltender Ryan Miller, who had pitched almost two straight games worth of shutout hockey, Thomas allowed an Antti Miettinen shot to find it's way past him to get Finland onto the board late in the third period.

Unfortunately for Thomas, United States defensemen Jack Johnson tried to block Miettinen's shot and inadvertantly deflected it past Thomas. Tough play for a goaltender to make on that hard of a shot, yet immediately chants began to ring out across the arena of "Thooommmmmmaaaaaasssssssss", as the Canadian fans in attendance were happy to find anything to cheer for against the USA.

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

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