I May Have Understated

…last night’s game was bigger than I thought.  Just check out these standings:

Anybody see that coming?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller?  That game had quite the impact on everyone’s road to the gold.  For a full play-off bracket, click here.

What securing that #1 seed did was ensure that we (USA) don’t see Sweden, Russia, or Canada until the Gold Medal Game…sweet.  There’s no “easy” road, but the USA will walk the path of lesser resistance to the medal round.  Switzerland, Belarus, Czech Republic, and Finland are all potential opponents.  I’d say that’s a little more favorable than Norway, Germany, Russia, Canada, and Sweden.

That win for Team USA was huge.  But there’s still a lot of hockey left to be played.