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USA ahead 6-0 after 1 period on Finland

Posted by: Michael Russo under Olympic hockey Updated: February 26, 2010 - 3:14 PM

Please note: Chip just put a fresh Wild blog right under this item.

Onslaught here in Vancouver after the US took a 6-0 lead into the second period on Finland. Miikka Kiprusoff surrendered four goals on seven shots in 10:08 of play.

Niklas Backstrom, in relief, gave up two on six shots.

Antti Miettinen and Niklas Hagman were minus-3's in six shifts. Mikko Koivu was on for one goal -- the sixth.

Through one period, Patrick Kane's got two goals, Ryan Malone one goal, one assist, Zach Parise one goal, one assist, Erik Johnson one goal, Paul Stastny one goal, one assist, Brian Rafalski two assists.

Kiprusoff started it off with terrible giveaway to give Malone an open-netter, and the rout was on.

More to come later

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