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Visual evidence that the U.S. men’s hockey team is going all-out for bronze

Feb 22, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

No doubt about it, losing an Olympic semifinal game against Canada stings for the U.S. men’s hockey team. Those expecting a sullen, detached effort in the bronze medal game Saturday haven’t seen that so far, as they’re working hard against Finland through one period.

MEN’S HOCKEY – Bronze medal game

United States vs. Finland: 10 a.m. ET (NBCSN) – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

The best example came during a stretch of play in which Finland somehow failed to score while the net was often empty and Jonathan Quick was frequently sprawling. Here are a few photos of that heart-stopping span …

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Credit: Getty Images

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Credit: Getty Images

source: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

… With the highlight being Ryan Kesler’s blocked shot that could probably be deemed a save:

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Credit: Getty Images

The first period ended 0-0.

  1. meb2360 - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    3-0. Bronze aint happening. When was the last time we did not get a medal in hockey?

  2. meb2360 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    oops….5-0

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