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February 17, 2010

Olympics: Lamoureux's eye-popping goal

FELDY: First off, who's loving the Olympic curling coverage on TV? I watch curling once every four years (probably because that's the only time it's on TV). I mean, the drama of watching the skip curl the rock around the high guard to try to knock the opponents' rock out of the house while landing his own on the button is pretty intense.

I have no idea what that means. I heard an announcer say it yesterday and it sounded good, so I'm going with it. Seriously, I have no idea why, but I can't stop watching the curling coverage.

On to hockey ...

I'm only about three days late on this, but for those of you who packed into the Rec Center on Jan. 22 to watch the U.S. Women's Olympic hockey team beat the Century boys, 2-1, how cool has it been to watch the women's team on TV so far in these Games?

That U.S.-Century game is probably my favorite game I've covered this year because, playing with a no-checking rule allowed both of those teams to show off their speed. Century is at its best when it has room to skate and move the puck. It was a 2-1 game but only because both goalies played very well. It was entertaining, up-and-down hockey, and I imagine we'll see something similar if/when the U.S. and Canada meet in the medal round.

To no one's surprise, Team USA is off to a tremendous start at the Vancouver Games and appears to be on the much-anticipated course to meet Team Canada for gold. The U.S. has outscored its first two opponents -- China and Russia -- by a combined 25-1.

And former Gopher Jocelyne Lamoureux has provided the highlight goal of the tournament so far, men's or women's.

I won't attempt to describe it. Just watch it. Here is a link to the video.