Sochi recap: Curling, women’s gold medal game

The women’s curling Olympic title has returned to Canada at last. The teams weren’t the same as the 2010 final, when Sweden rallied on Canada’s gruesome errors to win gold, and neither was the result. Jennifer Jones and company wrapped up a perfect sweep through the Games. Date: 20-Feb Sport: Curling Event: Women’s gold medal game, Sweden vs. Canada Medalists: Canada, Sweden, Britain SportsMyriad projections: Sweden, Britain, Canada What happened: Jennifer Jones, perfect so far in these Games, looked a little uncertain in the first end. She had the hammer and needed a takeout to score one and prevent a score … Continue reading Sochi recap: Curling, women’s gold medal game

Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Sweden-Switzerland

A stingy Swiss team frustrated high-powered Sweden, but the Swedish veterans managed to get the only goal they needed in the last 10 minutes for the win. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Men’s hockey Event: Sweden vs. Switzerland Score: Sweden 1, Switzerland 0 What happened: For two periods, nothing. Switzerland rotated goalies, benching L.A. Kings goalie Jonas Hiller despite an opening 1-0 shutout over Latvia. Reto Berra, who just made the move to the NHL with Calgary this season, proved to be difficult to solve as well. Sweden, which just lost captain Henrik Zetterberg to a back injury, took a while to … Continue reading Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Sweden-Switzerland