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Saturday, February 20, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Olympic Hockey: Swiss outlast surprising Norway in overtime

Team Norway led a surprising surge against Switzerland in men's hockey action on Saturday. Led by a hat-trick from Tore Vikingstad, Team Norway pushed the Swiss to Overtime before Switzerland was able to get a victory.
Romano Lemm scored 2:28 into overtime to lift Switzerland to a 5-4 victory over Norway on Saturday, the first win for the Swiss in the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Sandy Jeannin cut across the crease and fed a pass back to Lemm, who steered in a backhander behind goalie Pal Grotnes for the winning goal.

Tore Vikingstad's third goal of the game for Norway sent the match into the extra period.

Julien Sprunger, Roman Wick, Raffaele Sannitz and Severin Blindenbacher also scored for Switzerland, and Jonas Hiller made 19 saves. The Swiss previously lost in regulation to the U.S. and had a shootout defeat against Canada, coming close to pulling a major upset. (....continue reading....)

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