USA's Zach Parise, center, celebrates after USA's Jamie Langenbrunner, far right, scored past Canada's goalie Martin Brodeur in the third period in men's preliminary round hockey play. Canada's Chris Pronger is at left. The USA won 5-3.
Updated: Saturday, 27 Feb 2010, 8:55 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 27 Feb 2010, 8:55 PM EST
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Ryan Miller and the U.S. Men's Hockey team are getting ready for a re-match with Canada, and this time, it's for the gold.
The Americans peppered their opponents with six goals in the first period for a 6 to 1 win, to ice a spot in the gold medal match Sunday afternoon.
Miller's teammates are talking about the big game.
With ten Canadian players and seven American players, they're not talking about it. They're trash-talking about it.
During Saturday's practice at the Amherst center, they even split up the scrimmage teams by the two countries.
All the Sabres are excited, especially knowing that either their coach or their goalie will come home a gold medal winner.
Just like it is for all hockey fans, Sunday's game was the talk of the day.
Sometimes pro athletes aren't always fans.
But it was clear, the Sabres players will be big fans Sunday afternoon.