Jonas Hiller’s Olympic run has come to an end, while Team USA rolls on.
Hiller made it perilously close, however, stopping 42 of 43 shots and not allowing a goal until Zach Parise deflected a Brian Rafalski shot at 2:08 of the third period. Parise added an empty-netter with 12 seconds left and Hiller on the bench.
The U.S. had two goals disallowed including this one, which Hiller tipped off his stick, off his shoulder and into the net – one-tenth of a second after time ran out on the second period.
Anaheim teammates Bobby Ryan and Ryan Whitney were held without a point; Ryan has a goal and an assist through four games of the tournament, while Whitney is scoreless.
Hiller might crop up at Ducks practice one of these days (they’ll be at Anaheim Ice tomorrow at 11 a.m.), while the U.S. moves on to a semifinal matchup with either Finland or the Czech Republic on Friday.