LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- As the United States and Finland went to a shootout Thursday, U.S. coach Don Lucia was hoping one of his players would stand up and make a difference.
Adam Erne stood up.
"He said, 'Who wants to go.' and no one said anything so I said, 'I'll go,'" Erne said of Lucia. "Every time he said 'Who wants to go,' and he looked at me and gave me the nod and I kept going."
After scoring the game-tying goal in regulation, Erne scored twice in the shootout, tying the game with a goal in the sixth round and then getting the winner in the seventh round of what ended as a 4-3 victory for the United States.