SOCHI, RUSSIA -- It's Sunday morning and my ears are still ringing from the noise inside Boshoy Ice Dome last night for U.S-Canada.
Here is my column from the game. The energy and intensity inside the arena were off the charts. Just a great atmosphere and game to witness.
I know people who keep their tickets from sporting events and concerts. I've never done that before. This one I will. It will remind me that I was lucky to get to experience all of this.
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