In its semi-final game in the Olympics, the United States Men's Hockey Team defeated Finland, 6-1. Team USA's first goal was scored by Ryan Malone just two minutes into the game after some poor puck handling by Finland goalie Miikka Kiprusoff. Zach Parise and Erik Johnson both added power play goals before Patrick Kane added a 4th goal shortly after the 10 minute mark. Kiprusoff was pulled from the game after allowing four goals on seven shots. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kiprusoff, but didn't fare much better, allowing two more goals. Patrick Kane scored a second time and Paul Stastny added a goal for the quick 6-0 lead. The United States scored the last two goals in 15 seconds and scored 5 goals in less than 6.5 minutes.

Update: The Finns have made it out of the 1st period without giving up any more goals. Team USA leads in shots on goal, 13-4.
Update 2: Neither team managed to score in the 2nd period, so Team USA is only ahead 6-0.
Update 3: Team USA goalie Ryan Miller has left the game with the United States safely up 6-0 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. Tim Thomas has taken Miller's place.
Update 4: Oh well. There goes the shutout. Antti Miettinen scores a 3rd period goal with just over 5 minutes left in the game.
Update 5: Game over. Team USA advances to the gold medal game with a 6-1 win over Finland.

You can watch the United States play Canada or Slovakia for the gold medal Sunday at 3PM.