U.S. hones its edge for Swedes

U.S.A.'s Jake McCabe (C) celebrates his first goal against Canada with teammates Seth Jones (L) and...

U.S.A.'s Jake McCabe (C) celebrates his first goal against Canada with teammates Seth Jones (L) and Rocco Grimaldi during the first period of their semi-final game at the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:43 AM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - A power failure slowed the Americans down for a few minutes Thursday night.

That’s about all that has derailed them as they roared into the gold medal final against Sweden Saturday, scoring 12 goals in their two medal-round games.

Team U.S., coming off their 5-1 semifinal domination of Canada, was watching the Russia-Sweden semifinal. Just when the game was about to go to a shootout, the power at their hotel went out.

“It was like a horror movie,” said American defenceman Connor Murphy.


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