Originally Posted by wildwest450
Maybe not "lucked" out, but the US did carry the play most of the game.
If the US carried the play most of the game, why didn't it translate into more goals? There's a reason the puck didn't go into the net. Was it good defense or poor offense? As you say, it's not reasonable to credit luck with 60 minutes of hockey.
The only explanation is that neither team carried the play most of the game. I'd like to see the stats of the amount of time spent in each other's ends and the number of shots on goal. That will tell the story. We might perhaps be a bit biased rooting for our favorites.