Olympic hockey daily: Lamoureux-Davidson shatters 58-year record

From ESPN - February 13, 2018

A recap of the Pyeongchang men's and women's hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA's gold-medal quests.

Three Stars

1. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, USA

History was made in Team USA's 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes From Russia, as the three-time Olympian scored two goals in six seconds in the second period to set a new Olympic hockey record for players of any gender. The original mark was eight seconds, set by Sweden's Carl Goran Oberg at the 1960 Squaw Valley Games. Lamoureux-Davidson's second goal will stand as one of the filthiest of the tournament:

Jocelyne Lamoureux with literally the filthiest goal in this entire tournament

- Hannah Bevis (@Hannah_Bevis1) February 13, 2018

2. Marie-Philip Poulin, Canada

Olympic athletes are used to being showered with gifts when they arrive on site. Well, Finland captain Jenni Hiirikoski gave one to Poulin in the first period of their game, and the Canadian hockey star buried it top shelf for a back-breaking goal that made it 2-0 in the first period. The tally came after Canada killed off two consecutive Finnish power plays, as well. Canada defeated the Finns 4-1.

Marie-Philip Poulin takes advantage of the turnover and goes backhand shelf. 2-0

- Shayne Pasquino (@shaynepasquino) February 13, 2018

3. Noora Raty, Finland

Once again, the star goalie did all she could to keep her overmatched team in the game. After giving the Americans a small scare in the opener, Raty saw her team outshot 24-10 through two periods. She will hopefully get another crack at one of the superpowers in the medal round. Perhaps by then, the announcers will figure out how to pronounce her name. (For the record, "Nor-uh Rah-too.")

Bust of the day

After losing 5-0 to Canada in their opener, the Olympic Athletes From Russia looked about as disorganized as a team can look as the Americans scored three goals in 2:52 to blow their preliminary game wide open. On Lamoureux-Davidson's second goal, it appeared the entire Russian defense was looking for a contact lens on the ice. It was that bad.

Controversy of the day

Does the Statue of Liberty qualify as "the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity?"

What's up with the U.S. women's team?

What's up with the U.S. men's team?

Ryan Zapolski was named the starter in goal for Team USA's Olympic opener against Slovenia on Feb. 14. This was very much expected, as the 31-year-old Erie, Pennsylvania, native has posted stellar numbers (1.73 .932) with Jokerit in the KHL and is very familiar with the angles of Olympic-sized ice having played overseas since 2013.

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