I'll admit it: I fully expected the U.S. to get bounced against Switzerland. Not before the game, mind you, but sometime right around the end of the first period, a period in which Jonas Hiller blocked 18 shots on goal while his team managed only 4 of their own, I started to feel a little queasy. I started thinking to myself, "Oh, no. This can't be the way this team goes out. They've got to at least get a chance.
Hiller nearly did to the Americans what Miller did for the Americans just a couple nights back. And I couldn't help but feel karma might just be getting ready to bite our boys squarely on the ass.