It was a sold out house in the Canada Hockey Place last night and everyone expected a battle between Team USA and Team Canada. Both teams played well but the Canadian goalie put on one hell of a show. She stopped everything that came at her and shut out the American team. The final score was 2 to 0 and the U.S. women were visibly disappointed at the end of the game.
Here, the American goalie is trying to signal the official that the net had come off.
And then...the clock hit 0 and the Canadian's celebrated their victory. I was bummed that the U.S. women lost without even scoring one goal, but I was happy for the Canadian team. As the clock was counting down below 20 seconds, all I could hope for was the puck to come back to my side of the ice so I could get this celebration shot. It did and they did not disappoint.
This was the hardest part of the evening, watching Team USA as they watched Team Canada celebrate their Gold Medals.
The crowd was surprised when they blew off fireworks inside the arena. I shot a couple of shots with my long lens and then quickly fired off a couple with the 5D Mark II (armed with the fish eye lens).
And so...the quest is over for Team USA Womens hockey at this Olympics. They did get the Silver medals, which is darned good, and I hope that they celebrate that as a victory in itself.