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Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal! U.S. men's hockey team leads Finland 6-0 after first period

February 26, 2010 |  1:00 pm


Can you say "He shoots, he scores!" six times real fast? The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team can.

In the semifinals on Friday, the U.S. scored six goals in the first period and lead Finland, 6-0 after one period.

The U.S. chased Finland goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff with four goals on the team's first seven shots.

Kiprusoff, who plays for the Calgary Flames, skated toward the bench after the fourth goal 10 minutes into the game. He then walked toward the dressing room and later rejoined his teammates on the bench.   

Niklas Backstrom replaced him and didn't fare much better. He allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced.   

Scoring the goals: Ryan Malone, Zach Parise, Erik Johnson, Patrick Kane, Patrick Kane again and Paul Stastny.

If the U.S. wins, it advances to the gold medal game on Sunday.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver

Photo: Patrick Kane celebrates a U.S. goal with his teammates. Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images.